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Used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Winston turned round abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Winston stopped abruptly and turned.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The strident voices stopped abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The woman's singing had stopped abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Abruptly his mind went back to Katharine.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At this moment his train of thought stopped abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Abruptly he was sitting up with O'Brien's arm round his shoulders.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then a door banged, seeming to cut off the smell as abruptly as though it had been a sound.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As they drifted down the crowded pavements, not quite abreast and never looking at one another, they carried on a curious, intermittent conversation which flicked on and off like the beams of a lighthouse, suddenly nipped into silence by the approach of a Party uniform or the proximity of a telescreen, then taken up again minutes later in the middle of a sentence, then abruptly cut short as they parted at the agreed spot, then continued almost without introduction on the following day.  (not reviewed by editor)

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