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Immediate, 1) direct, without the intervention of another: “she is young, wise, fair; in these to nature she's i. heir,” All's II, 3, 139. “that which is the strength of their amity shall prove the i. author of their variance,” Ant. II, 6, 137. cf. “good name in man and woman is the i. jewel of their souls,” Oth. III, 3, 156 (needs no other considerations to enforce its importance).
2) proximate in place: “my due from thee is this imperial crown, which, as i. from thy place and blood, derives itself to me,” H4B IV, 5, 42. “send to prison the i. heir of England,” V, 2, 71. “you are the most i. to our throne,” Hml. I, 2, 109.
3) instant, without intervention of time: Meas. V, 378. Err. I, 1, 69. R2 III, 3, 114. Tim. II, 1, 25. Tim. II, 1, 25 Caes. III, 1, 54. Hml. V, 2, 175. Ant. I, 4, 75. Cymb. III, 7, 9.
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