As subjects dial the numbers, the prompts will respond that they did not understand and repeat their instruction.
But the decision to do so prompts a key question once again: Who are the moderates?
This fear over looming anarchy is part of what prompts authorities to favor a military-led response.
She is certain to do so tomorrow, she promises, which prompts Saylor to ask, “What time?”
All of which prompts the question: will poking soon become obsolete?
Let us hope that the instinct which prompts this involuntary appeal for mercy, somewhat helps to secure its blessings.
It must be some devil in me that prompts me to this ingratitude.
It is seen in some kind of behaviour; it prompts a particular sort of conduct.
What prompts the mother to guard her infant in the face of every danger?
He has intellect with which to think, sensibility with which to feel, and toil which prompts him to vigorous and manly action.
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.