right away


Definition of right away

: without delay or hesitation : immediately

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Examples of right away in a Sentence

you need to have this fixed right away

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That doesn't mean everything will work out right away, however, and there are people who decide to transfer out of their college due to a variety of reasons. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "How To Transfer Colleges When You Think You Want To Switch Schools," 27 Dec. 2018 If there's any increase in swelling, drainage, pain, or warmth, go see your doctor right away. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "9 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your First Body Piercing," 12 July 2018 Patterson filed a waiver with the NCAA looking to play right away because of Ole Miss sanctions. Mark Heim, AL.com, "Shea Patterson talks Ole Miss, Michigan in Paris," 2 May 2018 It’s best eaten right away, when everything is crunchy and fresh, but it can be stored in the fridge for up to three days. Sarah Baird, Glamour, "Food on the Front Lines: Meet the People Fueling the Resistance," 7 Sep. 2018 Nguyen, an attorney and a community organizer, said more than 100 people signed up right away, though several stayed back in California because of the heat and timing. Fox News, "1,500 line up in Arizona heat to pay respects to John McCain," 29 Aug. 2018 Although you may be tempted to gut-renovate your home right away, Suarez and Grant suggest finding ways to work with existing architectural elements. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "5 Restaurant Design Trends Making Their Way Into Your Home Now," 17 Aug. 2018 If a relative’s DNA is already in the system, a match will pop up right away. Kathleen Ronayne, The Seattle Times, "‘We need hundreds’: Fire victims’ families urged to give DNA," 21 Nov. 2018 But the couple's relationship didn't bloom right away. Fox News, "Britney Spears' boyfriend Sam Asghari gushes about her in loving Instagram post," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of right away

1749, in the meaning defined above

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