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instantaneous
used in Middlemarch

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immediate (happening instantly with no delay)
  • Mr. Casaubon's words had been quite reasonable, yet they had brought a vague instantaneous sense of aloofness on his part.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (71% in)
  • To be a poet is to have a soul so quick to discern that no shade of quality escapes it, and so quick to feel, that discernment is but a hand playing with finely ordered variety on the chords of emotion—a soul in which knowledge passes instantaneously into feeling, and feeling flashes back as a new organ of knowledge.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (98% in)
  • At Fred's last words she felt an instantaneous pang, something like what a mother feels at the imagined sobs or cries of her naughty truant child, which may lose itself and get harm.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (30% in)
  • Lydgate instantaneously stooped to pick up the chain.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (80% in)
  • "Did I?" said Fred, reddening instantaneously.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (38% in)
  • After the word chicanery there was a growing noise, half of murmurs and half of hisses, while four persons started up at once—Mr. Hawley, Mr. Toller, Mr. Chichely, and Mr. Hackbutt; but Mr. Hawley's outburst was instantaneous, and left the others behind in silence.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (97% in)
  • Dorothea darted instantaneously from the window; Will followed her, seizing her hand with a spasmodic movement; and so they stood, with their hands clasped, like two children, looking out on the storm, while the thunder gave a tremendous crack and roll above them, and the rain began to pour down.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (80% in)

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