right away


: without delay or hesitation : immediately

Example Sentences

you need to have this fixed right away
Recent Examples on the Web The company has few, if any, executives left who could step in right away. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2022 The host has enough happening, and arriving with anything that needs to be attended to right away is not ideal. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 22 Nov. 2022 Again, Kurinec says that generally doesn’t happen right away. Megan Leonhardt, Fortune, 21 Nov. 2022 Lyft notes that anyone signing up for Lyft Pink can take advantage of the assistance right away without the waiting period that AAA requires. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 21 Nov. 2022 Lamb stood out right away as a rookie, too, including a one-handed catch of his own at Minnesota that year for a touchdown that helped the Cowboys beat the Vikings. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 20 Nov. 2022 Episode 1 throws viewers right away into a morass of scandal, starting with the arrests of 14 FIFA executives suspected of corruption. Andy Meek, BGR, 19 Nov. 2022 Don't expect a file with your oldest tweets right away. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2022 The game also comes with three full decks, so they can get started right away. Good Housekeeping, 18 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of right away was in 1749

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“Right away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20away. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

right away


: without delay : immediately

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