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abrupt
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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abrupt
Used in
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • I can hardly see how the lady could have acted otherwise, though her abrupt method of doing it was undoubtedly to be regretted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • With an apology for my intrusion, I was about to withdraw when Holmes pulled me abruptly into the room and closed the door behind me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Yet when I spoke to her of the matter, she answered me abruptly; and in the carriage, on our way home, she seemed absurdly agitated over this trifling cause.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: she is abrupt
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