Definition of 'promptly'
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The religious elite promptly arrested them and threw them into jail. Christianity Today (2000)He promptly dropped serve and the set had gone. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He hit the send button and promptly distributed it to the world at large. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The taxpayer had not acted promptly in issuing the proceedings. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The police should be required to act promptly and fairly. The Sun (2013)In both the school acted promptly when the abuse came to light. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Her teachers have acted promptly to alert the exam board to the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The company acted promptly once it became aware of concerns and informed its regulators at the earliest opportunity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And you want to be able to act promptly when it does by recognising when something might be seriously wrong. The Sun (2015)She was promptly arrested and jailed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)South Africa admitted to having had secret nuclear plans and promptly dropped them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But when the pressure eased, the most important measures were promptly dropped. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The scriptwriter was promptly arrested and exiled to Siberia. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The officer promptly arrested the good citizen Bassett. The Bullet Catchers (1989)The 26-year-old cook went straight to police for advice and was promptly arrested. The Sun (2009)Released on appeal, he was promptly arrested again. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was promptly arrested and taken to the Tower. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)If you had not acted promptly in that direction we would have had to go into Korea alone. Truman (1986)Your body will tell you when something is wrong but the trick is to listen to it - and act promptly. The Sun (2014)He promptly arrested the driver. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At which point, according to local legend, he promptly dropped dead. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He added: 'We took the items off him and promptly arrested him. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'promptly'
British English: promptly /ˈprɒmptlɪ/ ADVERB
If you do something promptly, you do it immediately.
I set my alarm clock for seven-thirty and promptly fell asleep.
- American English: promptly
- Arabic: فَوْرَا
- Brazilian Portuguese: prontamente
- Chinese: 立刻
- Croatian: odmah
- Czech: promptně
- Danish: øjeblikkeligt
- Dutch: prompt
- European Spanish: puntualmente
- Finnish: pikaisesti
- French: rapidement
- German: prompt
- Greek: αμέσως
- Italian: puntualmente
- Japanese: 即座に
- Korean: 즉시
- Norwegian: presis
- Polish: szybko
- European Portuguese: prontamente
- Romanian: prompt
- Russian: быстро
- Spanish: inmediatamente
- Swedish: omgående
- Thai: อย่างทันที
- Turkish: çabucak
- Ukrainian: миттєво
- Vietnamese: nhanh chóng
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