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instantaneous

Maths
a. occurring at or associated with a particular instant
b. equal to the limit of the average value of a given variable as the time interval over which the variable is considered approaches zero
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This powder was hard and glittering, left no trace upon the hand, contained hydrogen and oxygen in large proportion, took fire instantaneously, and, though very destructive, did not sensibly injure the mouth-piece.
Pickwick's features was instantaneously lost in a look of the most unbounded and wonder- stricken surprise.
Pickwick was not actuated by any definite object in putting out his head, it was instantaneously productive of a good effect.
But his aim was interrupted by the vigilance of his enemies, whose rifles instantaneously bore on any part of his person that was left exposed.
His face darkened with some powerful emotion, which, nevertheless, he so instantaneously controlled by an effort of his will, that, save at a single moment, its expression might have passed for calmness.
Now, it is no very easy matter for anybody --except those who are almost hourly used to it, like whalemen --to clamber up a ship's side from a boat on the open sea; for the great swells now lift the boat high up towards the bulwarks, and then instantaneously drop it half way down to the kelson.
We shall see how the scene thus obtained was twice altered instantaneously into two successive other scenes, by means of the automatic rotation of the drums or rollers in the corners.
Mercedes uttered a cry which made the tears start from Monte Cristo's eyes; but these tears disappeared almost instantaneously, for, doubtless, God had sent some angel to collect them -- far more precious were they in his eyes than the richest pearls of Guzerat and Ophir.
Her heart instantaneously at ease on this point, she resolved to lose no time in particular examination of anything, as she greatly dreaded disobliging the general by any delay.
Lydgate instantaneously stooped to pick up the chain.
No Magic Wand to make the Problems Disappear Instantaneously but has Absolutely no doubt that we Will Deal with them: Dr Raghuram Rajan, CEA
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