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- v. Present participle of prompt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of inciting, instigating, suggesting, or reminding.
- n. An incitement or impulse, especially from inner desires or motives: as, the promptings of affection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
- n. persuasion formulated as a suggestion
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Mills isn't alone in criticizing "cloud computing," with overuse of the term prompting backlash from others.
A place where taking instant offense at imagined slights and flying off the handle at no prompting is considered de rigueur
Stress is a major trigger for most smokers and a significant factor in prompting both straight and gay people to smoke more, delay quitting or to relapse.
The firm felt management sent a bearish message to investors during the call prompting the price target revision.
No soul-sucking sword, either, just a not overly well sharpened kitchen knife to face the monsters, demons, and crazed magic-wielders, after a bit of prompting from a showy fiery sword wielding angelic not overly helpful type.
After prompting from the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales, two leading British Catholic journals now publish weekly information on the Liturgical Calendar for the Extraordinary Form.
For instance, one word he blurts out without prompting is "hair," which confuses Detective Lincoln because, as he says, "the guy we've got downstairs is bald" (p. 157).
WUKY pulled the spots with no prompting from the FCC at all.
Last week, I described a nightmare scenario in which the Republicans won the midterm prompting the president, high on mandate juice, to form the Department of Shut The F*** Up, headed by a sock puppet named Secretary Fiddlesticks.
Excellent job by Kerry in prompting those reactions by Bush.