Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. prompt, L. promptus, properly, brought forth (to light or view), hence, visible, evident, at hand, ready, quick, -- p. p. of promere, to take or bring forth; pro, forth + emere, to take. See Redeem.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. promptus—prōmĕre, to bring forward—pro, forth, emĕre, to bring.
The vacillating man is never a prompt man, and without promptness no success is possible.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Spasmodic Croup always requires prompt and efficient treatment.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
If this occurs at an early stage of development the child will naturally be promptly killed.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
There was a prompt outcry and search, and both were soon found in the garret or loft of the house.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
This noble father is promptly reinstated.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Having once picked it up, eat it promptly.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
Clinton answered promptly and passionately.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
The turtle at once attracted the stranger's notice, and he promptly offered to purchase them.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
Promptly to the minute the "Grigsby," anchor up, turned and steamed slowly out of the harbor.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
The promptness of this response and the generosity of the donation, awakened feelings of heartfelt gratitude, on the part of the recipients.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
Too many things are undertaken,
Too oft the task is soon forsaken.
Though rich in promptings of the heart,
In faith and duty faint thou art.
"During A Journey In Sweden" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
But there's a place amidst that plain
Which bids its beauties beam in vain;
Which wakes the inmost soul to pain,
And prompts the throb of agony.
"Lines On The Place De La Concorde At Paris," by Amelia Opie
The Maid refus'd the BARON'S suit,
For, well she lov'd another;
The angry GOLFRE'S vengeful rage
Nor pride nor reason could assuage,
Nor pity prompt to smother.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
chill me, so do cups used for ash-trays or smeared
with lip-stick: the homes I warm to,
though seldom wealthy, always convey a feeling
of bills being promptly settled
"The Common Life" by W H Auden
Let me, ye wandering spirits of the wind,
Who, as wild fancy prompts you, touch the string,
Smit with your theme, be in your chorus joined,
For, till you cease, my Muse forgets to sing.
"On Æolus's Harp" by James Thomson
There are moments in life when the lip and the eye
Try the question of whether to smile or to cry;
And scenes and reunions that prompt like our own
The tender in feeling, the playful in tone.
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier
President Obama, prompted by his number two, says he thinks gay marriage should be legal, but he doesn't propose changing any laws.
Record-low turnout could prompt Idaho GOP to revisit closed primary , Ysursa.
Northern Lebanon plans closed-door meeting, prompting Sunshine Act concerns.
A two-month drive to oust the mayor of Coeur d'Alene and three City Council members in the North Idaho city failed Monday, when organizers fell short of the necessary signatures to prompt a special recall election.
Kid cold medicine overdoses prompt FDA review.
Health officials say water samples that showed high levels of fecal coliform bacteria prompted an emergency closure of normally pristine Ward Lake in Olympia.
Little did Gilligan, the skipper, the millionaire and his wife, the movie star, the professor, and Mary Ann know that nearly half a century later, their theme song would be used to prompt baby boomers to schedule colonoscopies .
A recent wave of deadly flash fires and explosions should prompt companies to improve their combustible -dust practices now and not wait for the federal government to act, the nation's chemical safety chief warns.
Issa video alleging lavish White House state dinners prompts ethics complaint.
Commercialization of temples in China prompts ban on stock listings, crackdown on profiteering.
"Conservative coming out" email prompts expletive from Iowa professor.
A fire alarm in the traffic control tower prompted a ground stop at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Restrictions on Birth Control Prompt Louisville Medical Practice to Leave KentuckyOne Health.
Hamas's military wing claimed direct responsibility for a Saturday mortar attack on Israel, which prompted a swift response from Israeli forces.
Father's Day gift prompted my first fish story.
Zweibel. A deep and thorough referee report prompted much improvement of the paper.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
It was this very problem that initially prompted us to develop the methods used in this paper.
Random groups in the optical waveguides theory
This problem has prompted two approaches to implementing feedback within such simulations.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
The produced π 0s promptly decay into two gamma-rays.
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts
The lack of a deﬁnite convergence pattern provided by the method just described prompted us to try a different procedure.
Anlaytic mean-field Hall crystal solution at nu=1/3: composite fermion like sub-bands and correlation effects