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Immediacy   /ɪmˈidiəsi/   Listen

Lack of an intervening or mediating agency.  Synonym: immediateness.
Immediate intuitive awareness.  Synonym: immediate apprehension.
The quickness of action or occurrence.  Synonyms: immediateness, instancy, instantaneousness.  "The instancy of modern communication"

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"Immediacy" Quotes from Famous Books

... me in the dungeons afterward. Cecil Winwood demurred against the immediacy of the demonstration. He claimed that he must have time in which to steal the dope from the dispensary. They gave him the time, and a week later he announced that he was ready. Forty hard-bitten lifers waited for the guard ...
— The Jacket (The Star-Rover) • Jack London

... disapproval. "A tempest in our washbowl," he wrote coolly to Carlyle, but it was more than that. The great sentence of the Divinity School address, "God is, not was; he speaketh, not spake," was the emphasis of a superb rhetorician upon the immediacy of the soul's access to God. It has been the burden of a thousand prophets in all religions. The young priests of the Divinity School, their eyes wearied with Hebrew and Greek, seem to have enjoyed Emerson's injunction to turn away from past records ...
— The American Spirit in Literature, - A Chronicle of Great Interpreters, Volume 34 in The - Chronicles Of America Series • Bliss Perry

Words linked to "Immediacy" :   mediate, mediacy, rapidness, intuition, quickness, straightness, directness, celerity, rapidity, speediness, instantaneousness, immediate, immediateness, instancy

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