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  • adj. Not prompted

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not prompted; not dictated; not urged or instigated.

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

  • adj. proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus


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  • Regan's use of the key word - "unprompted" - presented such a marked contrast with the referee's original explanation that the chief executive was pressed on whether or not the first account could be regarded as wilfully untruthful. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • He is still saying the L word unprompted by yours truly - which has to be a good sign.

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  • But the speakers addressed the topic of Iraq extensively and unprompted, which is significant progress for this event compared to some past years.

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  • President Clinton confessed in "unprompted" remarks that

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  • It is clearly not inherited, as it does not seem to occur more that once in families, however, the cause may still be found in genetics in the form of some kind of unprompted genetic mutation.

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  • The upsurge in legally-held handguns here was first raised with him "unprompted" during a meeting with Garda superintendents in Waterford on general policing issues.

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  • I'm finding 30% of my current enterprise "unprompted" demand is for video community solutions; Fast Moving/Consumer Good Companies want video communities, user generated ads, campaign solutions, community, competitions, "Me" focused solutions .. basically even Roy Morgan and Nielsens now say the 14-24 segment is more on YouTube + MySpace than they are on Free to Air TV (this is also why channel 10 isnt performing as well as the "youthful" TV demographic, because well the under 25's dont care about grey's anatomy as much as their new 'adds' on meatspace. more to come on this video are (n) a in 2007. it's quite exciting, esp when there is some kick ass video technology to backend) OK outtee ppls. posted by redbarren at 12: 15 PM

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  • President Clinton confessed in "unprompted" remarks that "Iran … has been the subject of quite a lot of abuse from various Western nations.

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  • Keyes, a black Republican who ran against Obama in the 2004 U.S. Senate race, cannot even get a bright out of Remnick let alone a brilliant, despite an earned Ph.D. from Harvard and his unprompted eloquence.

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  • In spite of this, a half hour later they asked unprompted if he had ever sought out psychiatric treatment.

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