Sentence Examples with the word Prompted

He cursed his inability to communicate with the rest of humanity and considered driving directly to town to seek help, but thoughts of a person trapped in the twisted wreckage, prompted him to strain his eyes in the gathering darkness and search the abyss below.

Now we know that spiritual unions, prompted originally by highstrung Christian idealism as to a religious fellowship transcending the law of nature in relation to sex, did exist between persons living under vows of celibacy during the 3rd century in particular, and not least in Syria (cf.

She watched from the family room window as he wolfed the food - a habit that had prompted Cade to dub him Scruffy.

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Here, too, he began that series of interferences on behalf of the oppressed and the ill-treated which, whatever mixture of motives may have prompted it, is an honour to his memory.

Prince Andrew several times prompted Pierre's story of what he had been doing, as though it were all an old-time story, and he listened not only without interest but even as if ashamed of what Pierre was telling him.

Then again, attempted abductions prompted far less news coverage than the real thing so she might have missed the obscure item.

Although they represented celestial movements far better than the Alfonsine Tables, large discrepancies were still apparent, and the desirability of testing the novel hypothesis upon which they were based by more refined observations prompted a reform of 1 F.

He surprised himself with his calmness, prompted by a total lack of understanding of the situation.

The insertion of the Decalogue, or rather the point of view which prompted its insertion, naturally involved certain consequential changes of the existing text.

Then he was troubled by a maniacal impulse which prompted him to pray to the trees, to a broomstick, to the parish bull.