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forthwith
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

9 uses
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Definition
immediately — (most typically seen in legal documents, formal use, or classic literature)
  • But come, bid us to bed, that forthwith we may take our joy of rest beneath the spell of sleep.'
    Book 4 (35% in)
  • Now when the steadfast goodly Odysseus heard this saying, forthwith he fixed on the lid, and quickly tied the curious knot, which the lady Circe on a time had taught him.
    Book 8 (76% in)
  • So they embarked forthwith, and sate upon the benches, and sitting orderly smote the grey sea water with their oars.
    Book 9 (83% in)
  • Forthwith he clutched up one of my company and made ready his midday meal, but the other twain sprang up and came in flight to the ships.
    Book 10 (22% in)
  • Now when we had driven past them, nor heard we any longer the sound of the Sirens or their song, forthwith my dear company took away the wax wherewith I had anointed their ears and loosed me from my bonds.
    Book 12 (44% in)
  • And if we may yet reach Ithaca, our own country, forthwith will we rear a rich shrine to Helios Hyperion, and therein would we set many a choice offering.
    Book 12 (76% in)
  • Forthwith they drave off the best of the kine of Helios that were nigh at hand, for the fair kine of shambling gait and broad of brow were feeding no great way from the dark-prowed ship.
    Book 12 (78% in)
  • Then Odysseus of many counsels looked fiercely on her, and said: 'Yea, straight will I go yonder and tell Telemachus hereof, thou shameless thing, for this thy speech, that forthwith he may cut thee limb from limb.'
    Book 18 (78% in)
  • Wherefore come, lady, let us to bed, that forthwith we may take our joy of rest beneath the spell of sweet sleep.'
    Book 23 (69% in)

There are no more uses of "forthwith" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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