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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
  • There was always a daub of anesthetic ointment, or a pill; or in severe instances, an injection that brought complete and instantaneous deliverance.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • Then, almost instantaneously, the vessel from which he’d been lowered vaulted away, disappearing into the brilliance of the sun directly overhead.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials

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  • Death was instantaneous.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • And instantaneous.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • To eliminate all costly elections, replaced by instantaneous ones, all of them nearly cost-free?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Did you know that when you send a letter in the twenty-first century, it can be received almost instantaneously?
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • In small towns, news is nearly instantaneous.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • As I gloomily thought of Anne Hickey and her unsettling, instantaneous end, I remembered, too, with a start, that it was in one of these tombs that the Dr. Bradley Burnses resided.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • Can an instantaneous cube exist?’
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • You have all grown up expecting things to go your way almost instantaneously.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The others appeared in the doorway so instantaneously that it almost seemed they’d been lying in wait for this.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • You hit that, death was instantaneous.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Almost instantaneously, the rocket pivoted, shot straight up into the air, and emitted a huge boom above the field.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • With my first letter I was instantaneously transformed from a number on a teacher-ratio chart to a labor problem.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It was a swift, I should say almost instantaneous cerebral thrombosis.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • My life has been changed, soundlessly, instantaneously.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Almost instantaneously, his words vanished and reappeared at the top of the screen.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • I couldn’t tell what was said, but the effect was instantaneous.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The pain is blinding and instantaneous.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • It acts pretty well instantaneously.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Their communication, however they do it, is instantaneous.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Besides these they have brought up a number of those little French beasts with instantaneous fuses.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The effect of this dispatch was instantaneous.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The District Commissioner changed instantaneously.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • She could just see it: Everyone would find out, and she’d be instantaneously friendless and boyfriendless.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Most spells take place instantaneously, which makes it impossible to react in time.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I cried, forgetting instantaneously my foolish fears.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The result: an instantaneous crunch, boom, bam!
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The change had seemed instantaneous.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The whole tenor of his thoughts instantaneously changed; the battle seemed the memory of a remote event long past.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • My reaction was instantaneous and unthinking.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Only a few molecules would kill instantaneously The hood lay flush against the surface of the lab table.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The answer furnished by his brain was instantaneous.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Mr. Bumble instantaneously turned back his collar again; laid his hat and stick upon a chair; and drew another chair up to the table.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • His face darkened with some powerful emotion, which, nevertheless, he so instantaneously controlled by an effort of his will, that, save at a single moment, its expression might have passed for calmness.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The change was frightening and instantaneous.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He must have died instantaneously.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • But his aim was interrupted by the vigilance of his enemies, whose rifles instantaneously bore on any part of his person that was left exposed.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • When the oxygen reached the top of the jar, where it encountered the melted phosphorus, an explosion occurred, brilliant, instantaneous, like a flash of lightning.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • The effect was instantaneous.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • When the doctor came he said that death had been instantaneous and probably painless, caused in all likelihood by some sudden shock.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The reaction on the part of the entire family was instantaneous; it was as though someone had thrown a match onto a pile of straw.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • If Captain Short was being held in a building, the computer would be able to give him 3D blueprints instantaneously.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • He saw Kemp stand on the sill, spring from the window, and reappear almost instantaneously running along a path in the shrubbery and stooping as he ran, like a man who evades observation.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • All this took place almost instantaneously.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Four shots replied to them almost instantaneously, but much better aimed than those of the aggressors; three soldiers fell dead, and one of the pioneers was wounded.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I wish treating humans were this instantaneously gratifying.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • There was a flash of blinding green light and a rushing sound, as though a vast, invisible something was soaring through the air — instantaneously the spider rolled over onto its back, unmarked, but unmistakably dead.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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