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instant adj.:
1. now present, existing, happening All'sW. IV. iii. 128, H8 I. i. 225 “this cloud,” Troil. III. iii. 153 “Take the way,” Cor. V. i. 37 “the army we can make.”
2. immediate All'sW. II. iv. 50 “take your leave,” 1H4 IV. iv. 20, Lr. I. iv. 270 “For remedy” ; also adv., immediately Tim. II. ii. 240, Ham. I. v. 94.
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