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  • She turned abruptly and went towards the door.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He turned abruptly to the wall; Nastasya went out.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Fever," he answered abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Good-bye," he said abruptly, and walked to the door.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Raskolnikov got up from the sofa, abruptly checking his hysterical laughter.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Abruptly, without any thought at all, he went out, closing the door as thoroughly as he could, and went downstairs.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "But they all write like that, you know," Razumihin observed, abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Yes," Sonia whispered abruptly, again overcome with confusion and looking down.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Take him straight to the police station," the man in the long coat jerked in abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I only meant to say that I beg your forgiveness, mother," he concluded, shortly and abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At the corner he too turned and for the last time their eyes met; but noticing that she was looking at him, he motioned her away with impatience and even vexation, and turned the corner abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He struck me, for instance, at first, as rather abrupt, but that may well come from his being an outspoken man, and that is no doubt how it is.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Of course, you were," he added abruptly and the expression of his face and the sound of his voice changed again suddenly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She broke off abruptly on a sentimental high note, shouted sharply to the organ grinder "Come on," and both moved on to the next shop.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "That is all about the raising of Lazarus," she whispered severely and abruptly, and turning away she stood motionless, not daring to raise her eyes to him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Do you mean to suggest so unceremoniously that I too…" "Oh, my dear sir… how could I? … Come, that's enough," Razumihin concluded, and he turned abruptly to Zossimov to continue their previous conversation.  (not reviewed by editor)

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