right off

adverb

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Examples of right off in a Sentence

he had just gotten married when he was shipped right off to war
Recent Examples on the Web The story plays out in muted greens and pinks that surprisingly pop right off the page. Augusta Scattergood, The Christian Science Monitor, "Spring picture books to read with the ones you love," 18 May 2020 That’s a fair question, and one Sammy addresses right off the bat. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: A ‘boiling point’ on environmental issues," 7 May 2020 The truck stop is about 11 miles east of Knoxville and is right off Interstate 40, which cuts across the state from the Great Smoky Mountains in the east to Nashville in Middle Tennessee and Memphis in the west. Neil Vigdor, New York Times, "3 Killed and 1 Wounded in Tennessee Truck Stop Stabbing Spree," 7 Apr. 2020 Although the Ryal Canyon Trail terminus is right off Salt Mine Road just a few miles southeast of town, hikers had to cross private property to get to it. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "If you like steep, edgy hikes, this Camp Verde trail is for you. Here's how to tackle it," 13 Feb. 2020 The quaint cafe, which opened in 2007, is at 2nd Street SW, right off the Monon Greenway. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel's Bub's Cafe is closing after 12 years, but breakfast concept will continue," 29 Oct. 2019 In the bottom of the fourth inning during the Mets' contest against the Cubs on Tuesday night, Alonso homered right off Yu Darvish for his 42nd home run of the season, breaking New York's franchise record and giving the team a 1–0 lead. Alaa Abdeldaiem, SI.com, "Mets Rookie Pete Alonso Breaks Franchise Single-Season Home Run Record," 27 Aug. 2019 Others are buying in the suburbs right off the bat, like Hannah Volkman, who is trying to trade a two-bedroom co-op in Park Slope, Brooklyn, for a house with at least four bedrooms in Montclair. New York Times, "Coronavirus Escape: To the Suburbs," 8 May 2020 There are lots of callbacks to recognizable behavior, along with some choice cameos, including one right off the bat. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Here's what makes the 2020 'Parks and Recreation' reunion special perfect," 30 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of right off

1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of right off was in 1771

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28 May 2020

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“Right off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20off. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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