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.
She lived by habit, by the punctual fulfillment of her expectation.
punctual to the hour she made her appearance, and croaked out, "My price is three hundred pieces of gold."
You may be punctual in that to half a second on the clock, and yet be Bankrupt.
His scholars in Norfolk Island were expected to be punctual, his helpers to be content with the simple life which contented him.
To be punctual does not mean to be too early, but to be just early enough.
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.
"I was waiting for you, my friend; you are late, you who are so punctual as a rule," said Constance.
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.