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The Great Gatsby
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  • He turned me around again, politely and abruptly.
  • 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.

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  • Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what he had just said.
  • Abruptly he slammed the door.
  • Tom threw on both brakes impatiently, and we slid to an abrupt dusty stop under Wilson’s sign.
  • She must have seen something of this in my expression, for she turned abruptly away and ran up the porch steps into the house.
  • The shadow of a tree fell abruptly across the dew and ghostly birds began to sing among the blue leaves.
  • We talked like that for a while, and then abruptly we weren’t talking any longer.

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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
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