Fuad was renowned for his boldness and promptness of decision, as well as for his ready wit and his many bons mots.
But this cannot be tolerated, because the economy of the process requires extreme promptness in each of its steps.
The promptness with which this disturbance was suppressed averted what otherwise might have been a serious rising.
A consummate judge and the narrowest of politicians, he was doubt on the bench, and promptness itself in the political arena.
But this hopefulness was a shining military quality in the midst of the despondency that settled upon the allied generals after their first failures, and at Balaklava and Inkermann he displayed the promptness and resolution of his youth.