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forthwith
used in The Scarlet Letter

6 uses
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Definition
immediately — (most typically seen in legal documents, formal use, or classic literature)
  • But she comes at a good time, and we will look into this matter forthwith.
    Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (25% in)
forthwith = immediately
  • A lane was forthwith opened through the crowd of spectators.
    Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (54% in)
  • forthwith = immediately
  • As he spoke, he laid his long fore-finger on the scarlet letter, which forthwith seemed to scorch into Hester's breast, as if it had been red hot.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (45% in)
  • forthwith = immediately
  • On my life, Hester, I made my intreaty to the worshipful magistrate that it might be done forthwith.
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (14% in)
  • forthwith = immediately
  • "I pray you," answered the minister, "if thou hast any means of pacifying the child, do it forthwith!"
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (60% in)
  • forthwith = immediately
  • Then flinging the already written pages of the Election Sermon into the fire, he forthwith began another, which he wrote with such an impulsive flow of thought and emotion, that he fancied himself inspired; and only wondered that Heaven should see fit to transmit the grand and solemn music of its oracles through so foul an organ pipe as he.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (97% in)
forthwith = immediately
There are no more uses of "forthwith" in The Scarlet Letter.

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