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  • "Morris," she said abruptly, "are you very sure you love me?"
  • 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.

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  • At last, looking up with a certain abruptness, "It is your belief that if she marries me he will cut her off?" he asked.
  • This exclamation was abrupt, as I say, but it was also perfectly calculated.
  • The Doctor paused a moment, and then he added abruptly, "You have suffered immensely for your brother!"
  • Then, abruptly, in a low tone, he asked her an unexpected question: "Have you given him up?"
  • "Why have you never married?" he asked abruptly.

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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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