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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Miuesov asked Ivan abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He spoke strangely, often frowning, and stopping abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mitya turned abruptly, sat astride on his chair, and swung his arm.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mitya interrupted, and went off into his abrupt, short laugh.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Alyosha looked after him, unable to believe he would go away so abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And he turned abruptly into another street, leaving Alyosha alone in the dark.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If he addressed them, he was brief, abrupt, strange, and almost always rude.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was in great haste, answered abruptly and very strangely, and at moments seemed not at all dejected but quite cheerful.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He instantly turned round in his chair, and suddenly laughed, not his abrupt wooden laugh, but a long, quivering, inaudible nervous laugh.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And the desire to speak to her, and so find out, became so pressing and importunate that when he was half-way home he turned abruptly and went towards the house where Grushenka lodged.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Ivan asked abruptly and sullenly, doing his utmost to restrain himself, and suddenly realizing, with disgust, that he was feeling intense curiosity and would not, on any account, have gone away without satisfying it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If he roused himself from his brooding and began to talk, he always spoke with a kind of abruptness and never of what he really wanted to say.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Up to the very last day, Smurov did not know that Kolya meant to go to Ilusha that morning, and only the evening before, as he parted from Smurov, Kolya abruptly told him to wait at home for him next morning, for he would go with him to the Snegiryovs', but warned him on no account to say he was coming, as he wanted to drop in casually.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That's my opinion, I hope I shall never change it," Kolya finished abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And so in response to their reiterated questions he answered briefly and abruptly: "Well, I made up my mind to kill myself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mitya nodded and in a subdued voice repeated several times abruptly to his counsel, with no show of regret: "I won't again, I won't.  (not reviewed by editor)

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