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English definition of “promptly”


adverb     /ˈprɒmptli/
quickly , without delay , or at the arranged time : start/finish promptly The meeting will start promptly at 9am. The train left promptly at 8:06.
(Definition of promptly adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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