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  • "Why have you never married?" he asked abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Morris," she said abruptly, "are you very sure you love me?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Doctor paused a moment, and then he added abruptly, "You have suffered immensely for your brother!"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This exclamation was abrupt, as I say, but it was also perfectly calculated.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then, abruptly, in a low tone, he asked her an unexpected question: "Have you given him up?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At last, looking up with a certain abruptness, "It is your belief that if she marries me he will cut her off?" he asked.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She announced the fact abruptly, almost violently, as soon as the Doctor came into the house; and having done so—it was her duty—she took measures to leave the room.  (not reviewed by editor)

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