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  • A silence of several minutes succeeded their first short dialogue; it was broken by Thorpe’s saying very abruptly, "Old Allen is as rich as a Jew—is not he?"
  • But her words were lost on Thorpe, who had turned abruptly away.

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  • Without any reason that could justify, any apology that could atone for the abruptness, the rudeness, nay, the insolence of it.

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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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