What does the word immediate mean?

Usage examples for immediate

  1. She left us hurriedly this morning, without any leave- taking, except a word to one of the maids, that your condition required her immediate presence." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. One of them- which I cannot tell- struck the same foot and broke the bridge, as I knew from the immediate loss of strength in that member. – Bamboo Tales by Ira L. Reeves
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