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Practice has made them quite perfect in this impromptu modeling.

I have arranged an impromptu masquerade by moonlight on the terrace (period).

Certainly it was a fine and dramatic bit of impromptu pleading.

It was an impromptu effort to avoid telling me who they are, but they are known.

Her dark eyes were hidden in the shadows of her impromptu hood.

On the evening of Friday, the closing day, Roble gave an impromptu dance.

The speeches were impromptu; the characters and rôles were stereotyped.

I bade him produce them, and invited the stranger to share our impromptu lunch.

I always have been very fond of Schubert's "Rosamunde" impromptu.

The composition sometimes is spoken of as the "Trilby" impromptu.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s (adv.), 1764 (adj.), from French impromptu (1650s), from Latin in promptu "in readiness," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + promptu, ablative of promptus "readiness," from past participle of promere "to bring out," from pro- "before, forward, for" + emere "to obtain" (see exempt).

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