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abrupt
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Ulysses
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  • He turned abruptly his grey searching eyes from the sea to Stephen’s face.
  • The young man raised his cap abruptly: the young woman abruptly bent and with slow care detached from her light skirt a clinging twig.

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  • The young man raised his cap abruptly: the young woman abruptly bent and with slow care detached from her light skirt a clinging twig.
  • —Goodnight, M’Coy said abruptly.
  • Plumped, stopped abrupt.
  • (She peers at his hands abruptly) I won’t tell you what’s not good for you.
  • On the South Circular road in the company of Elsa Potter, followed by an individual of sinister aspect, she went half way down Stamer street and turned abruptly back (reason of change not stated).
  • ) STEPHEN: (Abruptly) What went forth to the ends of the world to traverse not itself, God, the sun, Shakespeare, a commercial traveller, having itself traversed in reality itself becomes that self.

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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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