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As I Lay Dying
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abrupt
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As I Lay Dying
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  • Then he puts down the saw and goes and crouches above the lantern, shielding it with his body, his back shaped lean and scrawny by his wet shirt as though he had been abruptly turned wrong, side out, shirt and all.
  • For an instant longer he runs silver in the moonlight, then he springs out like a flat figure cut leanly from tin against an abrupt and soundless explosion as the whole loft of the barn takes fire at once, as though it had been stuffed with powder.

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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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