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Promptest


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prompt \Prompt\ (pr[o^]mt; 215), a. [Compar. Prompter; superl.
     Promptest.] [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. ]
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     1. Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; meeting
        requirements readily; not slow, dilatory, or hesitating in
        decision or action; responding on the instant; immediate;
        as, prompt in obedience or compliance; -- said of persons.
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              Very discerning and prompt in giving orders.
                                                    --Clarendon.
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              Tell him I am prompt
              To lay my crown at's feet.            --Shak.
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              And you, perhaps, too prompt in your replies.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. Done or rendered quickly, readily, or immediately; given
        without delay or hesitation; -- said of conduct; as,
        prompt assistance.
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              When Washington heard the voice of his country in
              distress,
              his obedience was prompt.             --Ames.
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     3. Easy; unobstructed. [Obs.]
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              The reception of the light into the body of the
              building was very prompt.             --Sir H.
                                                    Wotton.
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     Syn: Ready; expeditious; quick; agile; alert; brisk; nimble.
  
     Usage: Prompt, Ready, Expeditious. One who is ready is
            prepared to act at the moment. One who is prompt acts
            at the moment. One who is expeditious carries through
            an undertaking with constant promptness.
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