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  • "I shall stay," said Jan abruptly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Abruptly, he threw back his head and laughed as he had not done for years.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He wondered what had happened to the blind Welsh-man and his confederates, and how they had reacted to his abrupt departure.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Listen," said Pieter abruptly, "I've just thought of something.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Van Ryberg paused, then added abruptly, "Are you still sure it's a good idea to see him?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Karellen," he said abruptly, "I'll draft out the statement and send it up to you for approval.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Incidentally," said Rupert, changing the subject abruptly, "if you think this is a big job, you should see the commission Sullivan's got.  (not reviewed by editor)

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