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Great Expectations
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  • To avoid being too abrupt, I then spoke of the Aged and of Miss Skiffins.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Poor dear soul!" said this lady, with an abruptness of manner quite my sister's.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: she is abrupt
as in: an abrupt change
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