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used in The Great Gatsby

8 uses
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sudden and unexpected
  • She must have seen something of this in my expression, for she turned abruptly away and ran up the porch steps into the house.
    p. 142.5
abruptly = suddenly
  • He turned me around again, politely and abruptly.
    p. 7.9
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • He was saying some last word to her, but the eagerness in his manner tightened abruptly into formality as several people approached him to say good-by.
    p. 52.4
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what he had just said.
    p. 93.0
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Abruptly he slammed the door.
    p. 113.9
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Tom threw on both brakes impatiently, and we slid to an abrupt dusty stop under Wilson's sign.
    p. 122.9
  • abrupt = sudden
  • The shadow of a tree fell abruptly across the dew and ghostly birds began to sing among the blue leaves.
    p. 152.1
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • We talked like that for a while, and then abruptly we weren't talking any longer.
    p. 155.6
abruptly = suddenly
There are no more uses of "abrupt" in The Great Gatsby.

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