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"Ah," said Gabriel, amused at such an unprompted declaration.

Violence and war are clearly foreign to his unprompted imagination.

Against that maddening silence, however, Bubs presently had a helpful and unprompted suggestion: "Hey, Pop!"

Whether it would have occurred to Marion, unprompted, to admire Miss Hartill, is uncertain.

He dropped upon his knees and, unprompted, joined his trembling hands in prayer.

Its very address is so far above that of man, that no mortal, unprompted, could ever have risen to it.

"It's a cinch I can't use it Out There," he chuckled ruefully and unprompted.

Unprompted by any voice of authority, unconstrained by any command of power, we join in the wide-ranging demonstration.

As Lady Ashburton was one of her dearest friends, this condition was probably not unprompted.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., prompten, from Latin promptus, past participle of promere "to bring forth," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + emere "to take" (see exempt (adj.)). Theatrical sense of "to assist a speaker with lines" is first recorded early 15c. Related: Prompted; prompting.

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