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  • Then I stood up abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Gabriel asked himself was he the cause of her abrupt departure.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Gabriel waited again and then, fearing that diffidence was about to conquer him, he said abruptly: "By the way, Gretta!"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I thought you were a lady," said Mr. Holohan, walking away from her abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When they had taken their places she said abruptly: "I have a crow to pluck with you."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mary Jane brushed past the others and ran to the staircase, but before she reached it the singing stopped and the piano was closed abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Power turned to Mrs. Kernan and said with abrupt joviality: "Well, Mrs. Kernan, we're going to make your man here a good holy pious and God-fearing Roman Catholic.  (not reviewed by editor)

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