When a housekeeper was hired for Kate without her knowledge, Kate promptly reversed the hiring.
Steinbrenner accepted the bet, the Yankees won, and he promptly paid up.
I walk into the lounge area of the airport and promptly receive a glass of champagne and a boozy stamp in my passport.
The co-pilot crawled out of the cockpit window and lowered himself to the ground on a rope and was promptly arrested.
Not only did none of the investment firms bite on the offer, many of them promptly notified authorities.
He was promptly obeyed by all but three, who had been struck down.
"Discharge the boy from your employment," said his wife, promptly.
"Neither the one nor the other, that's how I reckon it," answered John Marshall promptly.
OBEY them by cheerfully and promptly doing their will, even when it is not to our liking.
"Ray has always worked well for me," Radley promptly answered, and we all knew he meant it as a second stab for Fillet.
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.