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abrupt
used in A Streetcar Named Desire

7 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
an abrupt change
Definition
sudden and unexpected
  • Stella rises abruptly and turns her back.
    3.8 — Act 3 Scene 8 (78% in)
abruptly = suddenly and unexpectedly
There are no more uses of "abrupt" flagged with this meaning in A Streetcar Named Desire.

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  • Both girls rise abruptly and cross out of the bar.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 (33% in)
  • [He leaves abruptly.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 (23% in)
  • [Chance laughs softly, wildly, in the cool light of the palm grove. aunt nonnie rises abruptly.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 (19% in)
  • Blanche [vaguely}: A good habit to get into ... [then abruptly] You haven't asked me how I happened to get away from the school before the spring term ended.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 (72% in)
  • ] Blanche [with abrupt change to gaiety]; is that coke for me?
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 (50% in)
  • A few moments later — a shot 1 [The polka stops abruptly.
    3.6 — Act 3 Scene 6 (91% in)

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