from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. At once.
- adv. With insistence; urgently.
- conj. Chiefly British As soon as.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Without the least delay or interval; at once; immediately.
- adv. With urgency or importunity; earnestly; pressingly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- At the same time; simultaneously.
- Immediately after; without any intervening time: as, to be instantly killed.
- With urgency; insistently; earnestly; assiduously.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. without any delay
- adv. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
Thus the final sentence above, which means literally “they shall never become blue instantly,” signifies “Grant that they shall never become blue”, i.e., shall never fail in their purpose, _and grant our petition instantly_.
She changed her expression instantly to one of gratitude and then reached out to take my hand.
Sabine chuckled at Hettiahs statement, then her expression instantly turned cold when she faced her brother.
Then he realized who his offender was, and his expression instantly changed to one of hero worship.
Dismiss the title instantly – we suspect that Ragdoll Cannon is only called Ragdoll Cannon because Flailing Top-Heavy Cadaver Cannon seems a little bit impolite.
I knew the name instantly and was not especially cheered.
In the most unexpected places, any interest in establishing the truth through the Swedish legal process, as opposed to claim and counter-claim in the media, instantly translates as disloyalty to Assange, the world's greatest champion of the truth.
And -- and she -- she flattered me by -- by saying how she recognized my name instantly, which is the quickest way to the heart of a young writer, I mean, to meet a famous older writer and have one's name recognized.
Even though I’d sworn I’d never go back there, the word instantly conjured up thoughts of Upton Giles, my winter break boyfriend, and my heart pinged and panged like mad.
Until watch instantly is easily available to everyone there will have to be video stores, so don't write them off yet (at least outside the US, you lucky devils).