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abrupt
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  • Then I stood up abruptly.
  • "I thought you were a lady," said Mr. Holohan, walking away from her abruptly.

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  • Gabriel asked himself was he the cause of her abrupt departure.
  • 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."
  • When they had taken their places she said abruptly: "I have a crow to pluck with you."
  • 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.
  • Gabriel waited again and then, fearing that diffidence was about to conquer him, he said abruptly: "By the way, Gretta!"

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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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