King also made an unprompted defense of those statements saying Iowans were "universal in their support" for him.
Later, Rep. Louie Gohmert, a fellow Texas Republican, jumped, unprompted, to Paul's defense.
unprompted by any voice of authority, unconstrained by any command of power, we join in the wide-ranging demonstration.
"Ah," said Gabriel, amused at such an unprompted declaration.
Violence and war are clearly foreign to his unprompted imagination.
Against that maddening silence, however, Bubs presently had a helpful and unprompted suggestion: "Hey, Pop!"
He dropped upon his knees and, unprompted, joined his trembling hands in prayer.
Whether it would have occurred to Marion, unprompted, to admire Miss Hartill, is uncertain.
As Lady Ashburton was one of her dearest friends, this condition was probably not unprompted.
Its very address is so far above that of man, that no mortal, unprompted, could ever have risen to it.
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.