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The Idiot
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abrupt
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The Idiot
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  • Burdovsky got up abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Everybody laughed, and Lebedeff got up abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Child,' he said, abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Well, good-bye," he said abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "And the general?" he asked, abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Do you know the Rogojins?" asked his questioner, abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "No—I know nothing about it," said Nastasia, drily and abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "How extremely stupid!" cried Mrs. Epanchin, giving back the letter abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Enough," cried Lizabetha Prokofievna abruptly, trembling with anger, "we have had enough of this balderdash!"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The information was given in the form of a command, without explanation, drily and abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Suddenly Rogojin burst into a loud abrupt laugh, as though he had quite forgotten that they must speak in whispers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'If I—' he began, breaking off abruptly every other moment, and starting another sentence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I am well enough; but is it really possible?—" He broke off abruptly, and could not add another word.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All he said and did was abrupt, confused, feverish—very likely the words he spoke, as often as not, were not those he wished to say.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then he reflected, blinked his eyes, stared at his guest once more from head to foot; then abruptly motioned him to a chair, sat down himself, and waited with some impatience for the prince to speak.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Oh, it was about the general," began the prince, waking abruptly from the fit of musing which he too had indulged in "and-and about the theft you told me of."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He would abruptly commence to hold forth about the Epanchins, about Lebedeff, or the prince, and equally abruptly would stop short and refuse to speak another word, answering all further questions with a stupid smile, unconscious that he was smiling, or that he had been asked a question.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He would abruptly commence to hold forth about the Epanchins, about Lebedeff, or the prince, and equally abruptly would stop short and refuse to speak another word, answering all further questions with a stupid smile, unconscious that he was smiling, or that he had been asked a question.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Of course his strange frame of mind was sufficient to account for his conduct; but, still, it seemed queer to the prince that he should so abruptly drop a conversation commenced by himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I don't believe it!" said the prince abruptly, after a short pause.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …" As he ended thus abruptly, he leant forward, staring at the prince with his short-sighted, bloodshot eyes.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then, satisfied that he had worked up Muishkin's curiosity to the highest pitch, he added abruptly: "She is afraid of Aglaya Ivanovna.  (not reviewed by editor)

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