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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • "Don’t think I don’t know why he’s brought you," he said abruptly.
  • He came to an abrupt halt at the end of Privet Drive.

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  • Harry ran down the stairs two at a time, coming to an abrupt halt several steps from the bottom, as long experience had taught him to remain out of arm’s reach of his uncle whenever possible.
  • Ron asked abruptly, as they approached the Fat Lady.
  • A little taken aback by the abrupt dismissal, Harry got to his feet quickly.
  • And she turned abruptly and walked back down the corridor, leaving Harry to stare after her.

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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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