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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
If they do not themselves find it out, I see no reason why I should prompt them to take a broader point of view.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Besides that, he was beginning to feel for the pretty and provocative Mademoiselle Bourienne that passionate animal feeling which was apt to master him with great suddenness and prompt him to the coarsest and most reckless actions.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
This was the Marshal of the Nobility of the district, who had come personally to point out to the princess the necessity for her prompt departure.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
This state of things is continually becoming worse and makes one fear that unless a prompt remedy is applied the troops will no longer be under control in case of an engagement.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Micawber, I must observe, in his adaptation of himself to a new state of society, had acquired a bold buccaneering air, not absolutely lawless, but defensive and prompt.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
James Harthouse derived some comfortable reflections afterwards, from this prompt retreat, as one of his few actions that made any amends for anything, and as a token to himself that he had escaped the climax of a very bad business.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Grimwig determined him that he should; and that, by his prompt discharge of the commission, he should prove to him the injustice of his suspicions: on this head at least: at once.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
He has a start, but he is powerless to hasten, as he may not leave his box lest those who carry him may suspect; for them to suspect would be to prompt them to throw him in the stream where he perish.
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
Pride and jealousy there was in his eye, for his life had been spent in asserting rights which were constantly liable to invasion; and the prompt, fiery, and resolute disposition of the man, had been kept constantly upon the alert by the circumstances of his situation.