Translation of "promptly" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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promptlyadverb

uk /ˈprɒmpt.li/ us /ˈprɑːmpt.li/

B2 quickly, without delay, or at the arranged time

迅速地,立即地;依照预定时间地
We'll have to leave fairly promptly (= on time) if we want to catch that train. 如果我们要赶那趟火车,就得准时出发。
We try to answer readers' letters as promptly (= quickly) as we can. 我们努力尽快答复读者来信。
She promised she'd keep it secret and promptly (= immediately after) went and told Dad! 她答应了要保密,随后却立马告诉了本!

More examples

  • She came promptly on the dot of eleven.
  • The senator's weekend utterances were promptly rebutted by three of his colleagues on Monday.
  • The emergency services arrived promptly at the scene.

(Translation of “promptly” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)