On the day of the shoot, the crew and I arrived early—Mrs. Cleaver would have wanted us to be punctual!
Deen is not only punctual, but also professionally courteous to his former co-stars.
He smiled to see the clematis unfolding its punctual wings about the porch.
punctual to his word, Bill Dennant called for Shelton at one o'clock.
punctual to the hour she made her appearance, and croaked out, "My price is three hundred pieces of gold."
He had been the soul of remembering, indeed, and rather more than punctual.
His scholars in Norfolk Island were expected to be punctual, his helpers to be content with the simple life which contented him.
To conclude, the bishop was punctual, and kindly in his welcome of Erica to the altar.
Then she was obliged to be punctual to a moment in her hours; a grievous yoke to her who had never been educated to submit to any.
To be sure—a punctual man, too, but with a terrible long family.
c.1400, from Medieval Latin punctualis, from Latin punctus "a pricking" (see point (n.)). Originally "having a sharp point; of the nature of a point;" meaning "prompt" first recorded 1670s, from notion of "insisting on fine points." Related: Punctually.