To better see all uses of the word
abrupt
in
Wuthering Heights
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
abrupt
Used In
Wuthering Heights
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

unspecified meaning
  • He hung about me for a while, and having screwed up his courage, exclaimed abruptly — ’Nelly, make me decent, I’m going to be good.’
  • He saw the master first, and made a hasty motion that she should be silent; which she obeyed, abruptly, on discovering the reason of his intimation.

  • Show more
  • She bent round to look at him; he would not permit it: turning abruptly, he walked to the fireplace, where he stood, silent, with his back towards us.
  • The abrupt descent of Penistone Crags particularly attracted her notice; especially when the setting sun shone on it and the topmost heights, and the whole extent of landscape besides lay in shadow.
  • Not because I need it, but — ’ He turned abruptly to the fire, and continued, with what, for lack of a better word, I must call a smile — ’I’ll tell you what I did yesterday!
  • And so it was: he turned abruptly, hastened into the house again, shut the door behind him; and when I went in a while after to inform them that Earnshaw had come home rabid drunk, ready to pull the whole place about our ears (his ordinary frame of mind in that condition), I saw the quarrel had merely effected a closer intimacy — had broken the outworks of youthful timidity, and enabled them to forsake the disguise of friendship, and confess themselves lovers.

  • There are no more uses of "abrupt" in the book.


To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
as in: an abrupt change Define
sudden and unexpected
as in: she is abrupt Define
rude or unfriendly because of using too few words or moving too quickly
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading