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Lord of the Flies
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  • Here the beach was interrupted abruptly by the square motif of the landscape; a great platform of pink granite thrust up uncompromisingly through forest and terrace and sand and lagoon to make a raised jetty four feet high.
  • Ralph went on, abruptly.

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  • He stood up abruptly.
  • The chief saw the effect of his words and stood abruptly.

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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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