Part of speech: adverb

Without delay; immediately; directly.

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Usage examples "forthwith":

  1. Certain matters concerning the dates, for instance, might be cleared up forthwith. - "The Woman of Mystery", Maurice Leblanc.
  2. And every time a henchwoman Shall cause me a moment's loss, I'll forthwith fare to that office And stab to death her boss. - "Something Else Again", Franklin P. Adams.
  3. The King had actually given her his word, that she should be declared; and the ceremony was forthwith about to take place. - "The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 10 And His Court and of The Regency", Duc de Saint-Simon.