|p| He was a good workman himself, quick and deft, and if had always been h point of pride with him lhat no man should do any of bis work for him or out work him (J. London, 'Martin Edcri’). Л( Feruly, despite an aloofness which, i-я has been seen, caused some comment, she was a success at her job—quick, competent, and thorough (A. Christie, 'The Murder о/ Roger Ackrayd'). Look id у out boat, sir; you in the red and black caps. It’s your two corpses that will get iaken in that photo, if you ain’t quick (J. K. Jerome, ‘Three Men in a Bond'). The man sprang for his throat, but Buck was too quick for him. His jaws closed on the hand, nor did they relax till his senses were choked out o[ him once more (J. London, ‘The Call of the Wild'). H;s letter was soon dispatched; for though dilatory in undertaking business, he was quick in its execution (J. A usirn, ‘Pride mtd Prejudice'). You are a man quick to think and to act (A. Christie, 'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd'). He was quick
lo see that il he could involve Magnus anti Annixler in an argument, Ann ix ter for the mere love ol contention, would oppose the Governor and, without know ing it, would commit himself to his—Os- term an’s—scheme (F, Norris, 'The Octo pus'). About their luxuries, however, they were as amused as I was. They were loth quick at seeing their everyday a с Lions through fresh eyes (C. P. Snoiv, ‘The Conscience of the Rich').
.Avas most prompt in inviting Mr, Col lins to join his daughters in their walk.. (J. Ai^ten, ‘Pride and Prejudice'). It is one of my faults, that though my tongue is sometimes prompt enough at an an swer, there are times when iL aadly fails me in framing an excuse (Ch. Bronii, 'Jane Eyre').
The chambermaid re-arranged it, wilh л ready hand which showed that she was no beginner in the art of dressing hair fit'. Colliiv;, ‘The Law and the Lady').
ii. ‘свидетельствующий о быстроте ре акции; такой, в котором проявляется
* ii особ к ость быстро реагировать' быст рый, мгновенный, немедленный (о речи, оеистеиях или свойствах лшгкй).
 Между еннонимамн с о х р а н я - !и т с я различия, отмеченные в значе нии 1, но prompt и ready чаще употреб ляются с значения 2. чем в значении 1: to give a quick response дать быстрый от пет; prompt service lassislancej быстрое обслуживание [немедленная пом огнь); to have a prompt tongue уметь быстро найти ответ; prompt eloquence способ ность высказываться без промедления по любому поводу; those are qualities which enable men lo form prompt and judicious decisions люди, обладающие этими качествами, способны принимать быстрые н разумные решения; to have a ready answer for any question иметь на все готовые ответы, иметь всегда от вет наготове; to have a ready iongue иметь хорошо подиешениый язык, не лезть за словом в карман; to have a ready реп обладать бойким пером; to have a ready judgement не колебаться, (всег да) иметь готовое решение.
JE | См. примеры ||.
(И The fat man met her eyes. ‘Inspec tor Luke, eh?' he said in quick comprehen sion (M. Allinpjtam. 'The Tiger in the Smoke’). Perhaps I should have seen that fanatic gleam, the quick response to a phrase, the magic soLind ot figures (Gr. Greene, 'The Quiet American'). She watched him bending over the tea-things and thought how trim he still was, and how quick and precise his move ments (J. Galsworthy, ‘End of lhe Chap ter’).
‘Sacredaml’ he cried, when his eyes lit upon Buck. 'Dat one dam bully dogl Eh? How modi?’—J1 hree hundred, and a present al that,' was the prompt reply of ihe man in the red sweater (J. London,
*The Cati of the Wild'). Governor, you're a brave man. You know the advantage of prompt and fearless action (F. Norris, 'The Octopus'). The extraordinary mix ture of prompt decision, far-sighted cun ning, and mountebank bravado in this speech, slaggered me for a moment., (W. Collins, 'The Woman in White').
She was oever so happy as when we were all scolding her at once, and she defying us wi!h her bold, saucy look and her ready words.. (E. Brc/nte, 1 'S’uther- ing Heights').‘Twist it, an’ you'll rhoke’m plentee,1 said Manuel, and the stran ger grunted a ready alternative (J. Lon don, ‘The Call of ihe Wild’). He looked the brightest and the youngest of living elderly genllemen with his smart blue frock coat, his winning smile, his ruby ring, and his ready compliment (W. Col lins, 'The Law and the Lodi;’), Mr, Deane, he considered, was the 'knowingest' man of his acquaintance, and he had besides