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directly

  

      adv  
1    in a direct manner  
2    at once; without delay  
3    foll by: before or after   immediately; just  
      conj  
4    subordinating   as soon as  
we left directly the money arrived     
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directly

  
1    by the shortest route, exactly, in a beeline, precisely, straight, unswervingly, without deviation  
2    as soon as possible, at once, dead, due, forthwith, immediately, in a second, instantaneously, instantly, pdq     (slang)   posthaste, presently, promptly, pronto     (informal)   quickly, right away, soon, speedily, straightaway  
3    candidly, face-to-face, honestly, in person, openly, overtly, personally, plainly, point-blank, straightforwardly, truthfully, unequivocally, without prevarication  

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