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abrupt
used in Light in August

8 uses
  • Again he made that abrupt, mulelike, backlooking movement of the head.
    Chapter 18 (56% in)
  • She looks on while Mrs. Armstid at the stove clashes the metal lids and handles the sticks of wood with the abrupt savageness of a man.
    Chapter 1 (53% in)
  • Then she stops, not abruptly, yet with utter completeness, her jaw stilled in midchewing, a bitten cracker in her hand and her face lowered a little and her eyes, blank, as if she were listening to something very far away or so near as to be inside her.
    Chapter 1 (97% in)
  • He walked without sound, moving in his tiny island of abruptly ceased insects.
    Chapter 10 (81% in)
  • But the room was filled with flight and abrupt consternation, as though people had fled it recently and suddenly and in fear.
    Chapter 14 (76% in)
  • He sits up abruptly, the chair creaking beneath him.
    Chapter 17 (60% in)
  • Again she heard that faint, abrupt sound as he jerked his head up and back.
    Chapter 18 (59% in)
  • You see before the crash, in the abrupt red glare the horses with wide eyes and nostrils in tossing heads, sweatstained; the gleam of metal, the white gaunt faces of living scarecrows who have not eaten all they wanted at one time since they could remember; perhaps some of them had already dismounted, perhaps one or two had already entered the henhouse.
    Chapter 20 (68% in)

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