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abrupt
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

9 uses
  • "Yes, yes; I will," he said abruptly, and thrusting the glove back to her he turned to leave.
    6 — The Convert (22% in)
  • His sister became abruptly still, and lapsed into a pondering silence.
    1 — The Maiden (35% in)
  • At the end of the ceremony Mrs d'Urberville abruptly asked Tess, wrinkling and twitching her face into undulations, "Can you whistle?"
    1 — The Maiden (75% in)
  • It was very abrupt to come home and speak to you all at once.
    4 — The Consequence (26% in)
  • XXX In the diminishing daylight they went along the level roadway through the meads, which stretched away into gray miles, and were backed in the extreme edge of distance by the swarthy and abrupt slopes of Egdon Heath.
    4 — The Consequence (44% in)
  • "Do you remember what we said to each other this morning about telling our faults?" he asked abruptly, finding that she still remained immovable.
    4 — The Consequence (97% in)
  • "My position—is this," he said abruptly.
    5 — The Woman Pays (14% in)
  • I live out there," said Izz abruptly, never having spoken since her avowal.
    5 — The Woman Pays (54% in)
  • "Don't look at me like that!" he said abruptly.
    6 — The Convert (8% in)

There are no more uses of "abrupt" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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