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Used in
The Great Gatsby
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  • Abruptly he slammed the door.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He turned me around again, politely and abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We talked like that for a while, and then abruptly we weren't talking any longer.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what he had just said.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The shadow of a tree fell abruptly across the dew and ghostly birds began to sing among the blue leaves.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Tom threw on both brakes impatiently, and we slid to an abrupt dusty stop under Wilson's sign.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She must have seen something of this in my expression, for she turned abruptly away and ran up the porch steps into the house.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was saying some last word to her, but the eagerness in his manner tightened abruptly into formality as several people approached him to say good-by.  (not reviewed by editor)

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