right away

adverb

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
Recent Examples on the Web Here's a list of true freshmen who could come in and make a difference right away. Steve Megargee, Star Tribune, "Forecasting freshman stars particularly tough this season," 7 Sep. 2020 According to the poll, just 27% of voters would take the vaccine right away, 44% would wait until others have taken it, and 23% would not take the vaccine at all. David Paleologos, USA TODAY, "Paleologos on the poll: We're witnessing a citizenry growing distrustful of government, institutions," 5 Sep. 2020 The major airlines had already extended temporary waivers on change fees for domestic and international flights, so ditching the fees permanently won’t make much difference to passengers right away. David Koenig, chicagotribune.com, "Delta joins United in dropping $200 ticket-change fee for travel within US," 31 Aug. 2020 Because of the league’s clout, networks already have begun to make payments that wouldn’t come back to them right away if games were canceled. Washington Post, "For media companies, a contrarian idea: College football’s cancellation might be a good thing," 26 Aug. 2020 Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said prior to the season not to expect second-round draft pick Crystal Dangerfield to see a lot of playing time right away. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, "Former UConn stars Crystal Dangerfield, Katie Lou Samuelson have acclimated well to new teams inside the WNBA bubble; Moriah Jefferson suffers season-ending injury," 25 Aug. 2020 Hunt was the hot pick to come in and start right away. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde5: Five thoughts on Dolphins rookies (including 1st week standout)," 24 Aug. 2020 Earthy, mushroom notes come out right away in this delicious wine that has some spice and an extremely long finish. Marc Bona, cleveland, "10 wines for August $12-$24," 9 Aug. 2020 In a remote news conference Tuesday, Durkan and Best urged the council to hold off on additional cuts until the 2021 budget, arguing reductions would be too hard to make right away and ill-advised, anyway. oregonlive, "Seattle mayor, police chief object to police layoffs proposed by city council members," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of right away

1749, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of right away was in 1749

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12 Sep 2020

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“Right away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20away. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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