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abrupt
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War and Peace
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abrupt
Used in
War and Peace
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  • Natasha stopped abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Are they drinking?" he asked abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Dolokhov breathed heavily from weariness and spoke in abrupt sentences.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The count listened with closed eyes, heaving abrupt sighs at certain passages.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then all at once he raised his eyebrows, abruptly touched his horse with his left foot, and galloped on.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I received news of his death, yesterday," replied Prince Andrew abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I had not the pleasure of seeing you," said Prince Andrew, coldly and abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Dunyasha, her maid, entered the room quickly and abruptly with a frightened look on her face and showing no concern for her mistress.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • However, dear fellow," he said abruptly and eagerly, "I must confess to having been unjust to the Austrians and especially to Weyrother.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In spite of this the old man inspired in all his visitors alike a feeling of respectful veneration—especially of an evening when he came in to tea in his old-fashioned coat and powdered wig and, aroused by anyone, told his abrupt stories of the past, or uttered yet more abrupt and scathing criticisms of the present.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In spite of this the old man inspired in all his visitors alike a feeling of respectful veneration—especially of an evening when he came in to tea in his old-fashioned coat and powdered wig and, aroused by anyone, told his abrupt stories of the past, or uttered yet more abrupt and scathing criticisms of the present.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And probably still more perturbed by the fact that he had uttered this obvious falsehood, and that Balashev still stood silently before him in the same attitude of submission to fate, Napoleon abruptly turned round, drew close to Balashev's face, and, gesticulating rapidly and energetically with his white hands, almost shouted: "Know that if you stir up Prussia against me, I'll wipe it off the map of Europe!" he declared, his face pale and distorted by anger, and he struck one of his…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "The third, I said the third!" cried the prince abruptly, pushing the letter away, and leaning his elbows on the table he drew toward him the exercise book containing geometrical figures.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Make your mind easy," said he in abrupt sentences while sealing his letter.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Prince Andrew broke the silence with his abrupt voice, "you were pleased to send me to Captain Tushin's battery.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He muttered something to himself abruptly and in a bass voice, as self-assured Germans do—it might have been "stupid fellow"… or "the whole affair will be ruined," or "something absurd will come of it.  (not reviewed by editor)

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