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Straightaway   /strˈeɪtəwˌeɪ/   Listen
Straightaway

adjective
1.
Performed with little or no delay.  Synonyms: immediate, prompt, quick.  "A prompt reply" , "Was quick to respond" , "A straightaway denial"






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"Straightaway" Quotes from Famous Books



... when the right men can be woke up and the others—and the ladies—sleep on. Now, straightaway, while the shouter's still aboard—and the two shooters. If we wa'n't sporting men we'd like to sit into that game ourselves. Maybe we ...
— Gideon's Band - A Tale of the Mississippi • George W. Cable

... the way he goes on, fellows: 'Greeting: I hereby challenge you to a trial of skill and speed with our respective biplanes, same to take place within three days from date, at an hour to be selected mutually. Said test to include first, a thirty mile straightaway race, and circle the liberty pole on the Commons at Hazenhurst; next altitude, to be decided by the barograph carried on each biplane; then three times around the peak of Old Thunder Top; and finally the feat of volplaning from the greatest height, to land on Bloomsbury high ...
— The Airplane Boys among the Clouds - or, Young Aviators in a Wreck • John Luther Langworthy

... unusual number of loiterers about the door of the building, but we were off in a moment, and I did not give them a second thought. We rattled out into Broadway, and turned northward for the three-mile straightaway run to Union Square. I noticed in a moment that we were going at a rate of speed rather exceptional for a cab, and it steadily increased, as the driver found a clear road before him. My companion threw up the trap in the roof of the cab as we ...
— The Holladay Case - A Tale • Burton E. Stevenson

... Woggle-Bug seen such a beautiful gown before, and it afflicted him so strongly that he straightaway fell in love with the entire outfit—even to the wax-complexioned lady herself! Very politely he tipped his to her; but she stared coldly back without in any ...
— The Woggle-Bug Book • L. Frank Baum



Words linked to "Straightaway" :   stretch, section, segment, fast



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