Definition of immediately :
1. As soon as. Cf. Directly, 8, Note.
2. In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; - opposed to mediately; as, immediately contiguous.
3. Without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once.
before you could say Jack Robinson, on the double, at present, in real time, straightaway, now, nowadays, near, straightway, straight off, this instant, in a trice, at a time, rapidly, instanter, at short notice, at the first opportunity, outright, on the spot, in a flash, now or never, direct, like a shot, at one time, straight, in a jiffy, flat, pronto, right off the bat, instant, on the dot, directly, without delay, right off, shortly, in that instant, presently, unhesitatingly, clear, PDQ, summarily, time, today
nearly (part of speech: adverb)
currently (part of speech: adverb)
punctually (part of speech: adverb)
suddenly (part of speech: adverb)
timelessly (part of speech: adverb)
- Miss Wilton immediately left the room. - "The Children of Wilton Chase", Mrs. L. T. Meade.
- Do, pray, answer this letter immediately. - "Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats", Barnette Miller.
- Therefore, when I came in the morning to him he said,- 'My will must be made immediately. - "When London Burned", G. A. Henty.