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abrupt
used in The Bourne Identity

15 uses
  • It landed between the twisted bare legs of the dead woman; the old soldier coughed abruptly, contemptuously, his posture returning.
    Chapter 33 (82% in)
  • Two abrupt explosions pierced the sounds of the sea and the wind and the vessel's pain.
    Chapter 1 (2% in)
  • The square was abruptly filled with magnified letters.
    Chapter 1 (97% in)
  • If he worked beside one man, there were abrupt hauls and releases that left him with the full weight, a sudden blow from an adjacent, shoulder sending him crashing into the gunnel and nearly over the side.
    Chapter 2 (60% in)
  • The collision was abrupt, casual, but the eyes that stared at him were not casual; they seemed to burst out of their sockets, widening in disbelief, on the edge of hysteria.
    Chapter 3 (93% in)
  • Jason leaned to his right-a sudden gesture of fear-then abruptly, without warning, swept his left foot off the floor, pivoting, his heel plunging into the armed man's hand, sending the gun upward, reeling the man backward out of the enclosure.
    Chapter 5 (1% in)
  • Another thought had obviously struck her, she was abruptly silent as she swung the wheel until the sedan was facing the opposite direction on the dark lakeshore road.
    Chapter 6 (22% in)
  • He reached the fifth step and abruptly stopped, listening as he had listened barely a minute ago for sounds of concealment.
    Chapter 8 (36% in)
  • He was now coasting into the wide expanse of an unlit parking area, made darker by the abrupt end of the white entrance road and the start of a field of black asphalt.
    Chapter 9 (8% in)
  • And here there were no strained faces, or darting eyes, no abrupt movements that signified alarm.
    Chapter 14 (22% in)
  • Whatever violence had taken place, the setting indicated that it had been unexpected; conversations interrupted by abrupt gunfire.
    Chapter 20 (95% in)
  • Then abruptly, when the two cars were no more than twenty feet from colliding, Bourne spun the wheel to the left, braking as he did so, sliding into a skid, tires screeching.
    Chapter 25 (8% in)
  • Bourne leaned forward, the interruption abrupt.
    Chapter 30 (79% in)
  • At one point we seriously questioned whether he was genuine," said the embassy's First Secretary, rambling on as if to fill the abrupt silence from Washington.
    Chapter 31 (51% in)
  • He stopped, logic abruptly orienting him.
    Chapter 32 (24% in)

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