Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a prompt manner; readily; quickly; expeditiously; cheerfully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a prompt manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In prompt manner; both soon and quickly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with little or no delay
  • adverb in a punctual manner
  • adverb at once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence)

Etymologies

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prompt +‎ -ly

Examples

  • This announcement came as an Indian court issued a ruling in a contentious battle over a holy site that has been in the Indian Courts for decades -- so creating special courts that can deal with environmental complaints promptly is a fundamental game changer.

    Carl Pope: Jairam Ramesh: India's Environmental Revolutionary?

  • This announcement came as an Indian court issued a ruling in a contentious battle over a holy site that has been in the Indian Courts for decades -- so creating special courts that can deal with environmental complaints promptly is a fundamental game changer.

    Carl Pope: Jairam Ramesh: India's Environmental Revolutionary?

  • In the morning the captain promptly scuttled the remaining boats, and there we were.

    THE HEATHEN

  • Doors open at 6: 30 PM and the lecture will begin promptly at 7: 00 PM.

    June « 2009 « Antiwar.com Blog

  • This announcement came as an Indian court issued a ruling in a contentious battle over a holy site that has been in the Indian Courts for decades -- so creating special courts that can deal with environmental complaints promptly is a fundamental game changer.

    Carl Pope: Jairam Ramesh: India's Environmental Revolutionary?

  • In the morning the captain promptly scuttled the remaining boats, and there we were.

    THE HEATHEN

  • In the morning the captain promptly scuttled the remaining boats, and there we were.

    THE HEATHEN

  • This announcement came as an Indian court issued a ruling in a contentious battle over a holy site that has been in the Indian Courts for decades -- so creating special courts that can deal with environmental complaints promptly is a fundamental game changer.

    Carl Pope: Jairam Ramesh: India's Environmental Revolutionary?

  • Mr. McCain promptly married Miss Hensley, his present wife.

    John McCain's trophy bride

  • Mr. McCain promptly married Miss Hensley, his present wife.

    John McCain's trophy bride

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