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abrupt
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Babbitt
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  • His stomach ceased to feel as though it did not belong to him, but Verona began to be conscientious and annoying, and abruptly there returned to Babbitt the doubts regarding life and families and business which had clawed at him when his dream-life and the slim fairy girl had fled.
  • Now he said with snarling abruptness: "I may have to wait some time.

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  • Sorry for you!" said Colonel Snow, and the three men abruptly turned their beefy backs.

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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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