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(idiomatic) Having to answer or decide without warning or preparation.
His death is commemorated by the Colonna dei Francesi erected on the spot where he fell.
The one who saved you from the cat asked Romas on the spot to marry you.
In 1340 two brothers erected a church on the spot.
A mosque still stands on the spot where `Ali is reputed to have worshipped.
Such appeals when permissible, except the " greater," were to be tried by delegates on the spot (31st Session; Mansi, Concilia, in loco).
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