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promp ting

  • n  persuasion formulated as a suggestion
  • n  a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    the audience could hear his prompting
  • v  give an incentive for action
  • v  serve as the inciting cause of
  • v  assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

  • Banks worldwide that had money in mortgage-backed securities realized many of their investments were worthless, and the major stock market indexes saw their values drop, prompting .
  • Seven hundred years' worth of earthquakes, avalanches and neglect had turned it into a rubble-strewn heap, prompting the Mir to turn it over to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in .
  • In the deadliest attacks in recent memory, Hamas suicide bombers take the lives of 26 Israelis, prompting retaliatory airstrikes from Israeli military helicopters.
News & Articles

  • Brent Oil May Fall to $90 Prompting Output Cut, Mostaque Says
    Brent crude may fall to $90 a barrel in coming months on signs that the global economy is weakening, prompting some Middle East nations to cut production, according to Noah Capital Markets EMEA Ltd.
    June 12, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Play of the Day: Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter. Will the NSA Surveil Her?
    Hillary Clinton joined Twitter this week, prompting late-night hosts to joke about the former senator. Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon both joked about her husband's Internet usage patterns, while David Letterman echoed an important statement, saying "A politician on Twitter, what could possibly go wrong?"
    June 12, 2013 - National Journal via Yahoo! News
  • Heavy Rain Prompts Flood Watches
    MONROE – Heavy rains are expected Thursday, prompting flood watches across the state. And in many communities along the Houstanic River, more rain will mean more flooding. The National Weather Service issued a river flood warning for parts of Fairfield …
    June 12, 2013 - FOX CT Hartford

  • Michael Hayden in FOXNews
    We use military operations to excite the enemy, prompting him to respond. In that response we learn so much,said Hayden, a retired Air Force general who has led the CIA since 2006.
  • Alan Greenspan in Reuters
    It will eventually fail and a disturbing reality will be laid bare, prompting an unexpected and sharp discontinuous response,Greenspan said.
  • Mitch McConnell in Wall Street Journal
    We were told this program would last for several months,Mr. McConnell said. "As it turned out, it ran out of money in a week, prompting the House to rush a $2 billion dollar extension before anybody even had time to figure out what...

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