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abrupt
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Childhood's End
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  • He wondered what had happened to the blind Welsh-man and his confederates, and how they had reacted to his abrupt departure.
  • Abruptly, he threw back his head and laughed as he had not done for years.

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  • "I shall stay," said Jan abruptly.
  • Van Ryberg paused, then added abruptly, "Are you still sure it’s a good idea to see him?
  • "Listen," said Pieter abruptly, "I’ve just thought of something.
  • "Karellen," he said abruptly, "I’ll draft out the statement and send it up to you for approval.
  • "Incidentally," said Rupert, changing the subject abruptly, "if you think this is a big job, you should see the commission Sullivan’s got.

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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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