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All Quiet on the Western Front
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  • Besides these they have brought up a number of those little French beasts with instantaneous fuses.
  • I tell her he was shot through the heart and died instantaneously.
  • May I never come back if he wasn’t killed instantaneously.
  • …how to simulate a dead man when one is overrun in an attack, how to time hand-grenades so that they explode half a second before hitting the ground; we teach them to fling themselves into holes as quick as lightning before the shells with instantaneous fuses; we show them how to clean up a trench with a handful of bombs; we explain the difference between the fuse-length of the enemy bombs and our own; we put them wise to the sound of gas shells;—show them all the tricks that can save…

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  • relief was instantaneous
  • The colour now rushed into Elizabeth’s cheeks in the instantaneous conviction of its being a letter from the nephew.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice

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