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 for instantly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Instantly \In"stant*ly\, adv.
     1. Without the least delay or interval; at once; immediately.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. With urgency or importunity; earnestly; pressingly. "They
        besought him instantly." --Luke vii. 4.
     Syn: Directly; immediately; at once. See Directly.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening;
             "he answered immediately"; "found an answer
             straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should
             be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!" [syn:
             immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight
             off, directly, now, right away, at once,
             forthwith, like a shot]
      2: without any delay; "he was killed outright" [syn:
         instantaneously, outright, instantly, in a flash]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "instantly":
     PDQ, amain, apace, at once, away, by forced marches, cursorily,
     decisively, directly, expeditiously, feverishly, forthwith,
     furiously, hand over fist, hastily, helter-skelter, hotfoot,
     hurriedly, hurry-scurry, immediately, in no time, in passing,
     instantaneously, instanter, just now, just then, momentaneously,
     momentarily, momently, now, on the dot, on the instant,
     on the nail, on the run, on the spot, pell-mell,
     pretty damned quick, promptly, pronto, quickly, right, right away,
     right off, slapdash, smartly, speedily, straightaway, straightway,
     subito, summarily, superficially, swiftly, with a rush,
     with all haste, with all speed, with dispatch, with haste,
     without delay, without further delay

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