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The imitative impulse prompting to the production of the semblance of something appears very early in child-life.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Often, when a certain spot was manipulated, the patient would begin to cough without prompting.
THE TREATMENT OF HAY FEVERGEORGE FREDERICK LAIDLAW
Here was one who said exactly the right things, without needing any prompting whatever.
THE TALKING HORSEF. ANSTEY
“The cottage was empty ever so long,” I carelessly said, some instinct prompting me not to tell too much.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
But the manicure lady was of a temperament needing no prompting.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
We will now go over the process of cleaning a room as if we were prompting ourselves for the actual work.
THE LIBRARY OF WORK AND PLAY: HOUSEKEEPINGELIZABETH HALE GILMAN
Without any prompting from me they voiced the same thoughts and gave expressions to the same doubts I had myself.
THE MODERN KU KLUX KLANHENRY PECK FRY
Saurin alone formed a correct guess at the real matter in hand, conscience prompting him.
DR. JOLLIFFE'S BOYSLEWIS HOUGH
The children exchanged glances, the eyes of each prompting the other.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
I never send them to any one, and never wish to be spoken to about them, except by an unpremeditated, spontaneous prompting.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. II (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PROMPTING

  • affairs
  • celebrations
  • circumstances
  • episodes
  • experiences
  • go
  • goings-ons
  • happenings
  • incidents
  • instants
  • mileposts
  • milestones
  • moments
  • occurrences
  • scenes
  • things
  • times
  • whiles
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