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 Meanings and Examples of PROMPT
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prompt
 v.  move to act; incite; give rise to; assist with a reminder
Classic Sentence: (139 in 10 pages)
1  Meanwhile Mrs. Haffen, prompt to perceive her hesitation, had already opened the packet and ranged its contents on the table.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
2  But he was prompt to perceive that the general dulness of the season afforded him an unusual opportunity to shine, and he set about with patient industry to form a background for his growing glory.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
3  Something in his prompt acquiescence frightened her; she felt behind it the stored force of a patience that might subdue the strongest will.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
4  "Fellow ought to be prompt at rehearsals," they all agreed.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
5  Nothing but the most prompt, speedy and extreme punishment can hold in check the horrible and beastial propensities of the Negro race.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In V
6  The white people won't stand this sort of thing, and whether they be insulted as individuals are as a race, the response will be prompt and effectual.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In V
7  Whenever this unknown individual encountered one of the numberless sentinels who crossed his path, his answer was prompt, and, as it appeared, satisfactory; for he was uniformly allowed to proceed without further interrogation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 17
8  Heyward had too recently witnessed a frightful instance of the prompt punishments of the people into whose hands he had fallen to hazard an exposure by any officious boldness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 24
9  Then, turning with a prompt and decided air, he called aloud to his Indians, in their own language.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32
10  He was an expert and efficient workman in whatever he undertook; and was, both from habit and principle, prompt and faithful.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
11  'But modelled in the earth,' she retorted, with a prompt contradiction, that surprised her a little.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
12  Edmund proposed, urged, entreated it, till the lady, not very unwilling at first, could refuse no longer, and Fanny was wanted only to prompt and observe them.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
13  To prompt them must be enough for her; and it was sometimes more than enough; for she could not always pay attention to the book.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
14  I have been prompt enough this time.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
15  It looked as if the pair might take an immediate departure, and so necessitate very prompt and energetic measures on my part.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
16  Persistent problems with city air have prompted officials and entrepreneurs to consider ways to protect their citizenry from the pollution.
17  The threat also has prompted some European countries to close their embassies in Yemen, where an al-Qaeda affiliate that is considered one of the most dangerous - al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - is based.
18  Japan's recession has prompted consumers to cut back on buying cars.
19  She was undernourished, an observation that prompted yet another unasked question.
20  The violence was clearly prompted by political motives.
21  An e-fit of the man prompted hundreds of calls after its release on Tuesday.
22  The bishop's speech has prompted an angry response from both political parties.
23  Mixed messages from the Iraqis have only served to confuse matters further and may have prompted an internal debate in Washington.
24  Corbett leaned against the wall and promptly vomited.
25  She appears promptly at eight each day.
26  His progress is assessed on his ability to respond promptly and without feeling to whatever is asked.
27  The Senate promptly approved the bill.
28  Sister Francesca entered the chapel, took her seat, and promptly fell asleep.
29  She turned off the alarm and promptly went back to sleep.
30  The cells will promptly start to soak up moisture.