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abrupt
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Sense and Sensibility
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abrupt
Used in
Sense and Sensibility
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  • Towards this home, she began on the approach of January to turn her thoughts, and thither she one day abruptly, and very unexpectedly by them, asked the elder Misses Dashwood to accompany her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Marianne looked again; her heart sunk within her; and abruptly turning round, she was hurrying back, when the voices of both her sisters were raised to detain her; a third, almost as well known as Willoughby's, joined them in begging her to stop, and she turned round with surprise to see and welcome Edward Ferrars.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A short pause succeeded this speech, which was first broken by Miss Steele, who seemed very much disposed for conversation, and who now said rather abruptly, "And how do you like Devonshire, Miss Dashwood? I suppose you were very sorry to leave Sussex."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Your sister," said he, with abruptness, a moment afterwards—"is out of danger.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: an abrupt change
as in: she is abrupt
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