noun, plural pres·tos.
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A shoplifter looks at the camera and presto, police use face recognition to identify a suspect.
“We used to go for food at a little Italian place on Old Compton Street called Presto,” says Burston.
By simply saying those nine simple words we can magically claim anything for Islam, presto-chango.
And presto: polio returned—first in Nigeria then across Africa and into Asia, following an established migration pattern.
Toss a Cinderella- or Stockholm Syndrome-type victim into the mix and presto!
But these people are wholly on wires; laying their ears down, skimming away, pausing as though shot, and presto!The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Mr. Jefferson, happening by mistake to pass over one of the many names of benefactors, and, presto!The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2|Various
A clerk on a stool, and hey presto plunged into the war a month after, shouldering a gun and marching.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
Then Mrs. Spider came along, and she spun some glossy silk web over the places where the seams were, and presto-chango!Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble|Howard R. Garis
Victor had much difficulty in reading the notes readily and not confounding the terms adagio, presto, and sforzando.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2|Gustave Flaubert