Phrases with "immediately"

George Gissing The Warricombes must have immediately detected any pretentiousness, were it but in a necktie; that would impress them more unfavourably than signs of poverty. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

I immediately started for the hospital and on the way thought sadly of Platon. He had seemed to me so sturdy and firm and here at the first collision with life he was overthrown and shattered. Philip Vasilyevich’s Story by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope The Christmas holidays he would of course pass with his family at Killaloe, but he hardly liked the idea of hurrying off to Killaloe immediately the session should be over. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne The men on the raft immediately commenced to work the air-pump, while four Indians from the jangada, under the orders of Araujo, gently propelled it with their long poles in the desired direction. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Appearing to think that she looked at his cigar, he immediately threw it into the sea behind him. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Anthony Trollope Nevertheless, the nephew immediately felt himself aggrieved by this allusion to his private life, and resolved at once that he would not submit to such surveillance. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

But all at once the child again coughed, and her mother, who had become unconscious of her presence, immediately displayed lively concern. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

F. Scott Fitzgerald With a shaken, immediately regretted “good-by” he went quickly but without dignity from the room. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Washington Irving She was of a curious nature, and felt immediately a great hankering to peep into this dangerous pit. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Edith Wharton He immediately summoned Andreoni and announced his unconditional refusal of the terms proposed to him. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Charles Dickens When the noble savage finds himself a little unwell, and mentions the circumstance to his friends, it is immediately perceived that he is under the influence of witchcraft. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

H. G. Wells Ask it to work out practical problems and it immediately floats off into other-worldliness. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Frederick Marryat Edward immediately concluded that this chest held the money of the unfortunate man; but where was the key? Most likely about his person. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Gaston Leroux However, I immediately asked: “What about that cane?” “It is still in the hands of Frederic Larsan. He never lets go of it. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

I immediately flew down the craggy side of the mountain, and reached the lowermost part of the glen time enough to intercept the horseman’s road. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Guy de Maupassan Then, he went back to his chair, and sat down again; but almost immediately he felt a longing once more to look out through the window. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

My father was not so immediately connected with English blood as is there represented. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

George Gissing See if I don’t just!’ There was an engaging frankness in Bob’s way of defending himself which evidently impressed Miss Peckover, though it did not immediately soothe her irritation. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Edith Wharton But to Undine, though undoubtedly impressive, the statement did not immediately present itself as a subject for pleasantry. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He did not greet Gloria except by rising, and he immediately resumed a conversation with Richard Caramel about the influence of literature on the moving pictures. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Angas Forbes was writing at a small table, and he immediately looked up. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Benjamin Disraeli She immediately beckoned to Vivian, but without her usual smile. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

He did whatever he thought was immediately necessary, then walked away and downstairs, to fetch assistance. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Ann Radcliffe He was, however, somewhat consoled by remembering the sigh she had uttered, and the tenderness, with which she had immediately pronounced his name. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

E. T. A. Hoffmann For, immediately after the words, “In reply to yours of the 20th inst. Arthur’s Hall by E. T. A. Hoffmann

E. Phillips Oppenheim He vanishes into the cottage, and returns immediately carrying a double-barrelled gun full-cocked. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle The laurels among which we lay were immediately opposite the window and not more than a hundred feet from it. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

He immediately left the cell, and remained away until dusk. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

George Eliot He saw it, and then immediately busied himself in adjusting his gold fibula, which had got wrong; seeming to imply that he awaited an answer patiently. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

It might interest you to look at it, perhaps?’ ‘Very much so,’ said Winston, immediately seeing where this tended. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Virginia Woolf It immediately suggested the picture of two people sitting alone over the fire; the man was reading, the woman sewing. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

But it is otherwise with the superior pecuniary class, with which we are here immediately concerned. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Edith Wharton Somebody, not always immediately available, did Tarrant’s thinking for him — Vance wondered if it were his wife. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Henry James The Doctor immediately attacked him. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Into the cleft immediately behind the position all the refuse of months had been tipped — a deep festering bed of breadcrusts, excrement, and rusty tins. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Gaston Leroux He immediately struck a terrible blow at my head. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

But where pride is a leading power the affections will be generally found immediately in its wake. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

I secured it, and he seemed pleased, and almost immediately entered into conversation with me. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Proposals were made in 1806 for changes—and, as it was thought, reforms—in the Scotch Courts of Law, and Scott immediately saw something like national calamity in the prospect. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Arnold Bennett If she disappeared, life would immediately close over her, and not a relative, not a friend, would be inconvenienced. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Rudyard Kipling Thus, in our composite cruiser, we repaired once more to the hotel, and was immediately dispatched to the toy-shop in the High Street where we took aboard one rocking-horse which was waiting for us. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

David Hume Without the influence of custom, we should be entirely ignorant of every matter of fact beyond what is immediately present to the memory and senses. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Gertrude Stein She immediately went to London to see Kitchener. Doctor Whitehead’s brother was a bishop in India and he had in his younger days known Kitchener very intimately. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Priscilla immediately answered the summons, and made her appearance through the door of the boudoir. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Anthony Trollope The animal jumped immediately from the ground, bucking into the air, and Boscobel was thrown far over his head. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth Lord Colambre was extremely eager to go immediately to old Reynolds, fatigued as he was; for he had travelled night and day, and had scarcely allowed himself, mind or body, one moment’s repose. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope At any rate, pray write immediately — and do come! Mamma seems to think that papa will give way because I am so ill. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford She had been thinking all that while still in the School Hall, before she had gone to see the Head: immediately after Edith Ethel, Lady Macmaster had uttered the intolerable sentence. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Robert Louis Stevenson I judged besides that the harshness of her last speech (which besides she had followed up immediately with a very noisy piece of music) was to put an end to the present conversation. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence This immediately roused a poignant pity and allegiance in Gerald’s heart, always shadowed by contempt and by unadmitted enmity. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

They immediately all three halted, closed in, and waited, occupying the middle of the road. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Kamrasi would not see Bombay immediately on his return, but sent him some pombe, and desired an interview the following day. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Jules Verne Nadia immediately caught sight of this group, when Michael, carrying her in his arms, issued from the mountain pass. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Anne Bronte Almost immediately after dinner Annabella went out with her husband to share his moonlight ramble, for it was a splendid evening like the last. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Edgar Allan Poe Upon my touching him, he immediately arose, purred loudly, rubbed against my hand, and appeared delighted with my notice. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

Pu Songling She was so bewitching that he knew her immediately for a goddess; but all the same he asked her where she lived and what was her name. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Charles Dickens Mr Swiveller out of sight, Miss Sally immediately withdrew. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Charles Dickens This caused a boy to yelp out, “Is the Pinter a smoking the pipe your mother?” who was immediately shoved out of view by a sympathetic carpenter with his basket of tools at his back. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

During his master’s absence at Sourabaya, Wang had busied himself with the ground immediately in front of the principal bungalow. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Wilkie Collins On receiving permission to go to London, she favored us immediately with two inquiries. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The subject doubtless appeared a very promising one, for he immediately rose and led the way into the adjoining chamber. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

But he had not to wait long, for almost immediately another constable reappeared and beckoned to Larose to follow him. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Wilkie Collins I will write immediately to some of my mother’s influential old friends in London, and press his claims on their notice. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

The situation was immediately saved for Jannice Herries by the entrance of her children. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Henry James She immediately recovered herself, however, and with the right excess of intensity, “Henrietta Stackpole,” she asked, “are you going to give up your country?” “Yes, my poor Isabel, I am. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

He died in debt, and his little property was seized immediately by his creditors. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Henry Fielding Every place was immediately searched, and many where it was impossible for it to be; for this was a loss of much greater consequence than it may at first seem to many of my readers. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Charles Dickens This was a violent knocking at the door of the house, and then its sudden bursting open; which was immediately succeeded by a scuffle in the room without, and the clash of weapons. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Washington Irving I have noticed merely those parts of the poem immediately connected with the tower, and have passed over a large part, written in the allegorical vein, so much cultivated at that day. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Katherine Mansfield Lights were turned on immediately the cafe opened, and business was very brisk. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Of course, I immediately suggested a luncheon in New York — and I thought he’d go mad: “‘I don’t want to do anything out of the way!’ he kept saying. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edgar Allan Poe The narrow space immediately surrounding what had been the body, was now growing to be the body itself. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins Amelius immediately reduced the expression of his necessities to writing, in large text. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Monsieur de Châteaugrand therefore sent his servant immediately to inform Monsieur de Boissy that we were in waiting at his residence. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

The cavern was lighted for an instant by this discharge, and then immediately returned to pitchy darkness rendered thicker by the smoke. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle She had been terribly excited immediately after his disappearance. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Jules Verne Lord Edward, who was immediately apprised of the fact, came up on the poop a few minutes after with his cousin, and asked John Mangles, the captain, what sort of an animal he thought it was. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Gertrude Stein Of these three manuscripts two had been written during our first trip into Spain and Food, Rooms etcetera, immediately on our return. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Ralph Waldo Emerson My method was immediately followed by the adjoining batteries, and in less than no time we buried” some “thousands of Russians and Austrians under the waters of the lake. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

James Payn Mirk was as respectable as the brotherhood of Quakers, and was rendered so by the same simple machinery; any one in the place who shewed a disposition to be otherwise was immediately turned out. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Almost immediately the door of the carriage was opened, the young man sprang lightly out and presented his hand to Milady, who leaned upon it, and in her turn alighted with tolerable calmness. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Henry James Turning, he beheld a young woman whom he immediately recognized as Madame Grandoni’s maid. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Anthony Trollope Some immediately got into boats and rowed themselves up from the bridge — which, as the thermometer was standing at eighty in the shade, was an inconsiderate proceeding. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson The silence that immediately surrounds you where you stand is not so much broken as it is haunted by this distant, circling rumour. The Old Pacific Capital by Robert Louis Stevenson

He did not immediately storm or rage, as I fully thought he would he stood silent. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Arthur Conan Doyle In all his books I cannot recall a word of commendation to any living writer, nor has he posthumous praise for those of the generation immediately preceding. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Anthony Trollope Baron Hamilton immediately placed the black cap on his head, and proceeded to pronounce the dreadful sentence of death. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Anthony Trollope In very early days, immediately upon his leaving college, he had travelled abroad and had formed an attachment with a German lady, who by him became the mother of a child. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A flood of electric light immediately blazed out. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Anthony Trollope She was sixteen when she first began to ask questions of Owen Fitzgerald’s face with those large eyes of hers; and she saw much of him and he of her, for the twelve months immediately after that. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy They decided to go immediately after the wedding, and remain for a fortnight, instead of journeying to towns and inns. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Almost immediately afterwards something turned up to prevent me, but if it hadn’t been that it would have been something else. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

This distant cousin resides in another part of France; and on being asked whether he possessed the same faculty, immediately exhibited his power. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Rudyard Kipling Under the shade of a thorn thicket sprawled a naked brown baby, and from the brake immediately behind him peered the head of a gray wolf. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Henry James Fleda’s instinct was to keep him there; the more so that she could already see him take for granted that they would immediately proceed together to her door. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

M. P. Shiel And immediately afterwards we made a startling discovery: our stock of reindeer-moss was found to be somehow ridiculously small. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Wilkie Collins Emily and Mrs. Ellmother immediately left the station. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Almost immediately the various topics of conversation gave place to speculations in an undertone on this unwonted occurrence. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Anthony Trollope When he arrived at the inn he asked if they had done breakfast, and was immediately told that not one of them was yet down. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim The doctor, who came in to see him, explained it immediately after his morning greeting. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Gaston Leroux The girl, frightened, immediately held out her purse to him, with two roubles and fifty kopecks in it. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Gentlemen, I did not leave the widow’s house as immediately as I said. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence The answer came in German. Mitchka immediately opened the door again and came back to join Hannele. ‘Only Martin,’ she said. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

A loud cry, followed by angry reproaches, immediately resounded. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope Indeed he had attempted none unless that touch of the hand might be so called, from which she had immediately withdrawn. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Ann Radcliffe As she stood musing and disappointed, the Marquis came out with La Motte, and, immediately looking up, saw Adeline and bowed. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Wilkie Collins Old Reuben’s extraordinary vivacity immediately suggested a remedy for this. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Edith Wharton Almost immediately the globe was seen to cloud, as though suffused with milk; the cloud gradually faded and the boy began to speak in a low hesitating tone. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

M. P. Shiel And immediately thereupon the whole fabric burst, and rumbled down upon him, building him a funeral mound of hissing bricks broad above the surface of the water. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Walter Scott He immediately discovered the celebrated lay, called Sir Tristrem, which has been so often altered and abridged as to bear little resemblance to the original. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

Ann Radcliffe They immediately quitted the abbey together, and the Marquis beckoned his attendants to follow at a distance. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

I immediately tried to get you on the ‘phone here to ascertain if all was right, but learning that your wires were dead, I suspected something and came along at once. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Henry Kingsley All around the village, immediately behind the backs of the houses, rose the abrupt red hills, divided into fields by broad oak hedges, thickly set with elms. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Arthur Morrison Keep your hand to the burner, and when I call out shut it off at once; see?’ The girl turned and entered the kitchen, and Hewitt immediately seized the blue coat — for a coat it was. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Leon Trotsky At the outset he met with opposition from me, and he immediately became more circumspect. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Wilkie Collins The reply arrived immediately in these terms: “Your letter received, dear girl. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Katherine Mansfield I am immediately forced to—” “A beautiful day,” I cried, turning to Fraulein Stiegelauer. “Did you get up early?” “At five o’clock I walked for ten minutes in the wet grass. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

George Meredith Algernon had stopped his mouth on that point, as well as concerning his acquaintance with Dahlia, by immediately attempting to borrow further, whenever Anthony led the way for a word in private. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Edgar Allan Poe Several circumstances occurred immediately after this fit of Wyatt which contributed to heighten the curiosity with which I was already possessed. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

He threatens the disobedient and immediately takes counsel with the king as to how the forces are to be drawn up. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Ivan Turgenev She immediately summoned Kirillovna to her boudoir. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

Benjamin Disraeli Theodora was not immediately visible. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Orlando, upon leaving his brother’s room, did not stop to deliver that brother’s message directly to Doris; he left this for Truda to do, and retired immediately to his hangar in the woods. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

In a few minutes he said to her: “Please go to the city immediately and deliver this note. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Henry James She’ll take an interest too,” he went on; “you must let me immediately bring her to you. Julia Bride by Henry James [1908]

Wilkie Collins She immediately asked who had put them there. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Anthony Trollope At breakfast on Sunday he again proposed the walk, offering to take her immediately after luncheon. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Otway did not immediately become aware of this. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Henry James Lady Canterville was not immediately found, so that he had time to keep it up a little as they went. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Jeremy Bentham It follows, therefore, immediately and incontestibly, that there is no such thing as any sort of motive that is in itself a bad one. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Arthur Morrison He immediately hid in the bush till they had passed. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Benjamin Disraeli Society immediately set a-wondering how it would turn out, and proved very clearly that it must turn out badly. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Jane Austen The idea of immediately seeing him, with the knowledge of what he must be suffering, brought back all her own first feelings. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Edgar Allan Poe All inquiry, except that of a private character, was of course, immediately hushed. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Anthony Trollope He had promised to do so immediately on his arrival, and he was aware that he would be regarded as being already one day beyond his promise. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

This type is often useful, for the quickness of the words make the reader and speaker more intent, and he immediately takes in the subject. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

One must remember that just then, immediately after the war, the English working class were in a fighting mood. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Ann Radcliffe The Marquis appeared but for a moment, and passed on with La Motte to a private room, where they remained for some time in conference, immediately after which he departed. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Jack London Almost immediately he launched into a discussion on love. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

He was called Aslan Sultan,7 or Lion Chief, and proved to be the captain of a considerable encampment, which we reached almost immediately after descending from the mountains into the plain. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Ann Radcliffe He replied, that his regiment was now at Peronne, and he should go immediately thither. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Coppelius immediately seized upon me. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

The something darted back, and almost immediately came a volley of throttled screams that set Henry writhing with a lust for blood. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Thomas Wolfe He asked Heilig if they should go on immediately to the station or wait at the hotel. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope How selfish we have been! Oh dear, oh dear!” And both Emmeline and Mary immediately surrounded her, examining her arm, and almost carrying her to the sofa. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Tobias Smolle The presentation was immediately made out, and in a few days Mr. Jenkins was put in possession of his benefice, to the inexpressible joy of the congregation. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

He immediately put away his paper and pencil, and signed to me to leave his room ahead of him. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Wilkie Collins Both drawn from the resources of my own experience, and both waiting a word from you, to be poured forth immediately in the fullest detail. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Wilkie Collins In answer to Lady Glyde’s inquiries, the Count assured her that Miss Halcombe was in the house, and that she should be immediately informed of her sister’s arrival. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H. G. Wells I was now so nervous with my own imaginings that I immediately drew my revolver. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

A low whispering was audible, immediately afterwards, as if some person at the end of the passage were conversing stealthily with another on the landing above. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Two or three men were arrested on suspicion, but were immediately discharged on being in a position to give a satisfactory account of their actions on the night of the murder. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Henry James Little by little he recovered himself, took possession of his predicament, and at last transferred his eyes to the Princess. She immediately perceived this, and returned his glance, with a soft smile. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Benjamin Disraeli With a slow but resolved step she entered the apartment, and proceeding immediately to the table, took up the book; it opened at the stanzas to Venetia. The pages had recently been bedewed with tears. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Henry Lawson Smith hadn’t turned up, and the next rouseabout was doing his work, to the mutual dissatisfaction of all parties immediately concerned. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Almost immediately he was bidden to enter. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Henry James She immediately enlightened him. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

I immediately sang the king’s praises. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Edgar Allan Poe A clear light diffused itself immediately throughout the whole surface; and had there been any writing upon it, I should not have experienced the least difficulty, I am sure, in reading it. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas Hardy Having seen Eustacia’s signal from the hill at eight o’clock, Wildeve immediately prepared to assist her in her flight, and, as he hoped, accompany her. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope Her hesitating manner immediately revealed to Katie that there was a secret, and that her sister could tell it if she would. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

The Baron immediately marked me down for a Man of Genius, and vowed to me an eternal friendship. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

This peculiar boyishness of temperament in sporting men immediately becomes apparent when attention is directed to the large element of make-believe that is present in all sporting activity. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Anatole France I recognised them immediately as those which M. d’Asterac had shown us. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Andrew Lang Therefore he answered cautiously, ‘Do not be angry, dear maiden, if I do not decide immediately on this important matter. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Baldwin Spencer On either side of this are four bands of 8-shaped loops, those lying immediately to either side of the median line being longer than the others and measuring 18. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Edgar Allan Poe The lower range is not so immediately perspicuous. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

But it was plain that I was not recognized, as indeed I could hardly have been, the light from the window being behind me, and the portion of the shop immediately before me being very dark indeed. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Anthony Trollope But others, a crowd of others, are facing the big ploughed field immediately before them. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

The immediately pressing matter was that he had very little money upon him. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

It is about a foot long and four inches broad; and in this hollow the juice of the tree immediately begins to collect, scarcely any running out at the butt where it has been cut off. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Anthony Trollope On the next morning, immediately after breakfast, Mr. and Mrs. Fenwick walked down to the mill together. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

D. H. Lawrence Saying nothing, betraying nothing, immediately they were together they began the same game. The Witch a la Mode by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Moisture also from spent air, and any breath blown from the mouth, as well as water put on the amber, immediately extinguishes its force. On the Magnet by William Gilber

D. H. Lawrence She’d leave me no room, not a bit of room —-” And immediately he hated Miriam bitterly. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Benjamin Disraeli He then satisfactorily demonstrated to them that if by any circumstances he were to cease to exist, the whole island would immediately sink under the sea. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Upon arrival at Orenburg I immediately waited on the General. I found a tall man, already bent by age. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Almost immediately he was rewarded by a remarkable sight. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

She had alighted at an inn, declaring her intention of settling in the neighbourhood, and had immediately gone in quest of a house. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Thomas Paine It is impossible to conceive a system of government capable of acting over such an extent of territory, and such a circle of interests, as is immediately produced by the operation of representation. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Benjamin Disraeli Morgana immediately gave up his own. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Julia’s apartment at that season was in the lower part of the house, immediately beneath the state rooms above, and looking upon the garden, with which it was on a level. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

William Hope Hodgson Then I bent it on to the arrow, and, having set the bow whilst the men were flaking down the line, I was prepared immediately to discharge the weapon. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Barbara’s faced turned crimson; but nevertheless she accepted the invitation, immediately proffered her by Miss Carlyle to remain at East Lynne for the rest of the day. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Why should not Stanford immediately adopt this as her vital policy? Her position is one of unprecedented freedom. Memories and Studies by William James

D. H. Lawrence And immediately the queer, careless, terribly attractive smile came over his eyes and brows, though his mouth did not relax. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

A Frenchman, a short time ago, reported a silver mine in the south, and Government immediately bribed him to make another statement that there was no such mine. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

The spot was immediately visited by some of the family, and there in truth lay a poor creature, who was already past the power of speaking; he was conveyed to the house and expired during the night. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Thomas Paine But this is not all: it will give relief to the finances until such time as they can be properly arranged, and save the country from being immediately doubled taxed under the present mode. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Richard Burton Having passed through this trouble I immediately fell into another. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Wilkie Collins He kept the fragments of bread, and left the room immediately without saying a word. The Poisoned Meal by Wilkie Collins [1858]

I was very much gratified to see it, and we immediately proceeded towards it. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Ann Radcliffe Of the servants of the castle, who were immediately summoned, he enquired concerning her escape, with a mixture of fury and sorrow which left them no opportunity to reply. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Thomas Hardy Farfrae, with Mayoral authority, immediately rose to the occasion. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Sigmund Freud Upon analysing it, I immediately think of the Augean stables which were cleansed by Hercules. I am this Hercules. The rising ground and the thicket belong to Aussee, where my children are now staying. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

It immediately spun swiftly round, went from me like an express train, and next moment disappeared over the brink into the abyss below, nearly dragging me with it. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

I immediately adopted special precautions, so that these should not be disturbed. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Making no sound, he rose instantly and advanced a few paces when he heard the footsteps in the shop, but then immediately the tension of his face relaxed when he saw who the visitor was. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Robert immediately obeyed this summons. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

E. F. Benson During the morning she felt that death was near, and wanted to leave for Haworth immediately if there was a chance that she could get home alive. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]