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Of those of my immediate predecessor it might least become me here to speak.

These books are classified and so arranged as to be of immediate use.

I do not think I have told you the immediate occasion of this particular gathering.

Out of that fact, he drew an immediate comfort in this period of his misery.

Still another of the original seven stood in the immediate vicinity.

Sing by all means; but, if you must have immediate results, not in opera.

Almost any other man would have sentenced the dog to immediate death.

He made no immediate objection to this proposal, so strangely motived.

The improvement of time ought to be our great and immediate concern.

But the immediate fate of Naples, as he well knew, hung upon the issue.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "intervening, interposed;" early 15c., "with nothing interposed; direct," also with reference to time, from Old French immediat, from Late Latin immediatus "without anything between," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + mediatus, past participle of mediare "to halve," later, "be in the middle," from Latin medius "middle" (see medial (adj.)).

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