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Angels & Demons
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  • He too had once felt the abrupt hollowness of unexpectedly losing a parent.
  • Kohler grunted abruptly.

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  • Her father had been murdered-cruelly and abruptly.
  • Robert Langdon entered abruptly into the frame, trying to help the little girl.
  • The path intersected the Margherita Bridge, Via Cola di Riezo, and passed through Piazza del Risorgimento, hitting no churches at all until it dead-ended abruptly at the center of St. Peter’s Square.
  • The necropolis came to an abrupt halt at a wall of earth.
  • Abruptly, he realized his plan to get help was not going to work.
  • The end of the stairs loomed abruptly from out of the shadows.
  • The camerlegno fell abruptly silent.

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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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