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abrupt
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And Then There Were None
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as in: an abrupt change Define
sudden and unexpected
  • He hesitated, then he said in a low strange voice: "That’s peace-real peace. To come to the end—not to have to go on…. Yes, peace…."
    He turned abruptly and walked away.
  • Lombard had said abruptly: "For how long?"

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  • Philip Lombard was looking the other way, out to sea. He said abruptly: "What d’you think of the weather?"
  • Armstrong said abruptly: "Let’s go back a minute to this woman’s death."
  • He said abruptly: "What’s that, there?"

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  • The bus came to an abrupt stop.
  • The weather changed abruptly at about noon.

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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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