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instantaneous
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
occurring with no delay
  • Perhaps there was something in that sound more than the mere fact of the strong vibration that produced the instantaneous effect on the frame of the prostrate man, and for the time completely shook off the obstruction of paralysis.
    3.4 -- Book 3 Chapter 4 -- A Vanishing Gleam (19% in)
  • Tom, looking round with some anxiety at this announcement of his prospects, unthinkingly withdrew a small rattle he was amusing baby Moss with, whereupon she, being a baby that knew her own mind with remarkable clearness, instantaneously expressed her sentiments in a piercing yell, and was not to be appeased even by the restoration of the rattle, feeling apparently that the original wrong of having it taken from her remained in all its force.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (51% in)
  • Even now, her mind, with that instantaneous alternation which makes two currents of feeling or imagination seem simultaneous, is glancing continually from Stephen to the preparations she has only half finished in Maggie's room.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (83% in)

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