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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "The young man you speak of," said Villefort abruptly, "is a great criminal, and I can do nothing for him, mademoiselle."
  • Suddenly he arose, lifted his hand to his brow as if his brain were giddy, paced twice or thrice round the dungeon, and then paused abruptly by the bed.

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  • Haidee looked up abruptly, as if the sonorous tones of Monte Cristo’s voice had awakened her from a dream; and she resumed her narrative.
  • "Yes, mademoiselle, you especially," replied the doctor abruptly.
  • The doctor left him in this paroxysm, knowing that he could do nothing to alleviate it, and, going up to Noirtier, said abruptly, "How do you find yourself?
  • As the count’s title sounded on his ear he rose, and addressing his colleagues, who were members of one or the other Chamber, he said,—"Gentlemen, pardon me for leaving you so abruptly; but a most ridiculous circumstance has occurred, which is this,—Thomson & French, the Roman bankers, have sent to me a certain person calling himself the Count of Monte Cristo, and have given him an unlimited credit with me.

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as in: an abrupt change Define
sudden and unexpected
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rude or unfriendly because of using too few words or moving too quickly
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