Sticks and stones may break your bones but, as some University of Oregon campus cops learned recently, names can prompt a lawsuit.
Mamoon and his second wife, Liana, hope it will revive his reputation, and “prompt the reissuing of his books in forty languages.”
Failing to attend to these things brings prompt disciplining or patient complaint.
She expresses the desire for a prompt sale of the property while pulling business cards from her bra.
This app will let you note down the meal and then prompt you to say how you feel.
I don't believe in putting Reverends in places where prompt business men are required.
Their disapproval was prompt and loud; their language mutinous.
I knew all his secrets, and nothing more was necessary to prompt his suspicious and bad heart to seek my destruction.
It did not occur to me to doubt that you would be prompt until I read that.
Their obedience was as prompt as before, and the British line was soon broken.
early 15c., "readiness," from Latin promptus (see prompt (v.)). Meaning "hint, act of prompting" is from 1590s. Computer sense attested by 1977.
early 15c., from Old French prompt and directly from Latin promptus "brought forth," hence "visible, apparent, evident," past participle of promere "to take or bring out or forth" (see prompt (v.)).Related: Promptly; promptitude.