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An official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith.
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  • An official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith.
  • I set to work upon my preparations forthwith.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • The sheriff said old Mr. M. F. Sewell was in the public domain, but Mr. Fink said testily he supposed it was his cemetery lot, his granddaddy, and his teeth, and declined forthwith to be arrested.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Any more incidents like this and those involved will be shipped to Kauf, forthwith.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • And, with a fanfare of trumpets and drums, they stated in order that: "Henceforth and forthwith, let it be known by all men that rhyme and reason reign once more in wisdom."
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • It must stop forthwith.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • "Tell me what you do in order never to see another herring, and I’ll do it forthwith."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Upon the same plea, he told me to bring my tools and clothing home forthwith.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • A lane was forthwith opened through the crowd of spectators.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He warned the men that unless they produced Okonkwo forthwith he would lock them all up.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart

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  • If we thought he might be preparing an immediate evacuation of the village in which he resided, then we would take him out forthwith.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The wagonette was paid off and ordered to return to Coombe Tracey forthwith, while we started to walk to Merripit House.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He looked up to behold three enraged priests, who forthwith fell upon him; tore off his shoes, and began to beat him with loud, savage exclamations.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Get you to bed on the instant; I will be returned forthwith: dismiss your attendant there: look’t be done.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • The ceremony of delivering the keys had better come off forthwith.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • This hideous murder accomplished, I set myself forthwith, and with entire deliberation, to the task of concealing the body.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • An immediate interest kindled within me for the unknown Catherine, and I began forthwith to decipher her faded hieroglyphics.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He wanted it settled forthwith.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • I heard it give a peculiar thick cry, and forthwith another of these creatures appeared darkly in the deep shadow of the aperture.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Torsson will be fired forthwith.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • As our client wishes the delivery made as soon as possible, we shall be obliged by your having teams ready at King’s Cross at the time named and forthwith conveying the goods to destination.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I told myself that I could never stop, and with a gust of petulance I resolved to stop forthwith.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • In her turn, Helen Burns asked me to explain, and I proceeded forthwith to pour out, in my own way, the tale of my sufferings and resentments.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • And forthwith the soul of him would flame up and become eloquent—it was almost an impropriety, for all the while his gaze would be fixed upon Marija’s face, until she would begin to turn red and lower her eyes.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Then meet me forthwith at the notary’s; Give him direction for this merry bond, And I will go and purse the ducats straight, See to my house, left in the fearful guard Of an unthrifty knave, and presently I’ll be with you.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • ’Ernest, although rather treating Jack’s manufacture with ridicule, proposed a sensible-enough plan, which Jack forthwith put in execution.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Dear Mr Potter, Further to our letter of approximately twenty-two minutes ago, the Ministry of Magic has revised its decision to destroy your wand forthwith.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • She expressed her gratification by repairing forthwith to the region of the gasoline stove and rewarding her guest with the promised cup of coffee.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • He went to Canada forthwith, and I have not since heard from him.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • I gave the man the lie and took my way forthwith.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Therefore prepare you; I your commission will forthwith dispatch, And he to England shall along with you: The terms of our estate may not endure Hazard so near us as doth hourly grow Out of his lunacies.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • If thou account’st it shame, lay it on me; And therefore frolic; we will hence forthwith, To feast and sport us at thy father’s house.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Don Quixote, who desired nothing better, rose and ordered Sancho to saddle and pannel at once, which he did with all despatch, and with the same they all set out forthwith.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • His first intention was to hire a horse there and ride home forthwith, for to walk many miles without a gun in his hand, and along an ordinary road, was as much out of the question to him as to other spirited young men of his kind.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • If anything ail a man, so that he does not perform his functions, if he have a pain in his bowels even—for that is the seat of sympathy—he forthwith sets about reforming—the world.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Edmond, at the approach of his patron, respectfully placed the arm of his affianced bride within that of M. Morrel, who, forthwith conducting her up the flight of wooden steps leading to the chamber in which the feast was prepared, was gayly followed by the guests, beneath whose heavy tread the slight structure creaked and groaned for the space of several minutes.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It was the manner in which all this, and much more, was said—it was the apparent heart that went with his request—which allowed me no room for hesitation; and I accordingly obeyed forthwith what I still considered a very singular summons.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Hagrid, please tell the Heads of Houses — Slughorn can represent Slytherin — that I want to see them in my office forthwith.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Having him set, here, by the fire-side, the good old lady sat herself down too; and, being in a state of considerable delight at seeing him so much better, forthwith began to cry most violently.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • These magic books and the poetic scrawl were forthwith consigned to the flames by Hans Van Ripper; who, from that time forward, determined to send his children no more to school, observing that he never knew any good come of this same reading and writing.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • They resolved forthwith to make a pilgrimage to Florida, and quaff at morning, noon, and night, from the Fountain of Youth.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • Aboard the Indomitable our merchant-sailor was forthwith rated as an able-seaman and assigned to the starboard watch of the fore-top.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • For this reason I propose to dismiss him, to dismiss him with ignominy from the post he has held in this Centre; I propose forthwith to apply for his transference to a Subcentre of the lowest order and, that his punishment may serve the best interest of Society, as far as possible removed from any important Centre of population.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • "And now you have one all-important secret, eh, little one?" said Marguerite, merrily, "which you are forthwith going to confide in me. nay, you need not blush, CHERIE." she added, as she saw Suzanne’s pretty little face crimson with blushes.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • However, he gave way to her representations, and they entered the furmity booth forthwith.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • And he forthwith appointed a domestic to conduct Wamba to the apartment where Cedric and Athelstane were confined.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • We set out forthwith.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • V The haggling business, which had mainly depended on the horse, became disorganized forthwith.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • I felt forthwith a new impatience to see him; it was the beginning of a curiosity that, for all the next hours, was to deepen almost to pain.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • The pretence grew thinner as time went on, for the stable-hand, instead of bringing back the inspector forthwith, as was to be expected when a man of my father’s position and influence was concerned, returned with a polite message that the inspector would certainly do his best to find time to pay a call in the course of the day.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
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