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abrupt
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • 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.
  • I can hardly see how the lady could have acted otherwise, though her abrupt method of doing it was undoubtedly to be regretted.

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  • 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.

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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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