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Definition of Prompt

Prompt

  1. A limit of time given for payment of an account for produce purchased, this limit varying with different goods. See Prompt-note.
  2. To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to instigate; to incite.
  3. To suggest; to dictate.
  4. To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics forgotten.

Prompt Quotations

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
Maximilien Robespierre

Since our complex societies are highly susceptible to interferences and accidents, they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt disruption of normal activities.
Jurgen Habermas

I love my last-minute lifestyle because I just sort of don't have plans, and things kind of happen. Plans make me annoyed a little bit, personally. I'm not the most prompt, on-time person.
Maxwell

A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.
Augustus Hare

'Bum's Rush' is a piece about timing, and everything that's in the piece needs to be with the piece. If people are missing, or marking, or unable to use their voices, the impulses that prompt the action are lost, and its logic crumbles.
Twyla Tharp
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Prompt Translations

prompt in Dutch is nauwgezet, nauwkeurig, accuraat
prompt in French is ponctuel
prompt in German is Anforderungszeichen {n}, Bedienerhinweis {m}
prompt in Latin is promptus
prompt in Portuguese is alerta

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