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Crime and Punishment
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  • "Fever," he answered abruptly.
  • 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.

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  • Abruptly, without any thought at all, he went out, closing the door as thoroughly as he could, and went downstairs.
  • "Good-bye," he said abruptly, and walked to the door.
  • He turned abruptly to the wall; Nastasya went out.
  • 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.
  • "Take him straight to the police station," the man in the long coat jerked in abruptly.
  • "I only meant to say that I beg your forgiveness, mother," he concluded, shortly and abruptly.
  • "But they all write like that, you know," Razumihin observed, abruptly.
  • "Of course, you were," he added abruptly and the expression of his face and the sound of his voice changed again suddenly.

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  • "Yes," Sonia whispered abruptly, again overcome with confusion and looking down.
  • Raskolnikov got up from the sofa, abruptly checking his hysterical laughter.
  • "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.
  • She turned abruptly and went towards the door.
  • 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.
  • Come, that’s enough," Razumihin concluded, and he turned abruptly to Zossimov to continue their previous conversation.

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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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