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used in 1984 by Orwell

9 uses
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sudden and unexpected
  • Abruptly his mind went back to Katharine.
    p. 133.9
abruptly = suddenly
  • Winston turned round abruptly.
    p. 5.1
  • abruptly = suddenly and unexpectedly
  • Then a door banged, seeming to cut off the smell as abruptly as though it had been a sound.
    p. 81.8
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • The strident voices stopped abruptly.
    p. 83.3
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • At this moment his train of thought stopped abruptly.
    p. 93.5
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • As they drifted down the crowded pavements, not quite abreast and never looking at one another, they carried on a curious, intermittent conversation which flicked on and off like the beams of a lighthouse, suddenly nipped into silence by the approach of a Party uniform or the proximity of a telescreen, then taken up again minutes later in the middle of a sentence, then abruptly cut short as they parted at the agreed spot, then continued almost without introduction on the following day.
    p. 128.5
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Winston stopped abruptly and turned.
    p. 157.2
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • The woman's singing had stopped abruptly.
    p. 222.4
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Abruptly he was sitting up with O'Brien's arm round his shoulders.
    p. 250.5
abruptly = suddenly
There are no more uses of "abrupt" in 1984 by Orwell.

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