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Definition of "promptness" [prompt•ness]

  • The habit or characteristic of doing things without delay. (noun)
  • The habit of adhering to a designated time. (noun)

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Use "promptness" in a sentence
  • "He recalled his promptness of resource and readiness for action."
  • ""Well, sir, I feel that I owe you a great deal; perhaps more than I realize, as I recall your promptness on that memorable night of the storm.""
  • "Here, on the contrary, your volunteers "do their spiriting gently:" all is good-nature and good manners; and a front is diminished, or a column of companies in line of march is eased off to the right or left to make way for carts or coaches, as the case requires, with a promptness which is the more creditable from the fact that the execution of a change in movement is no light matter."