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abrupt
used in The Devils Arithmetic

4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
an abrupt change
Definition
sudden and unexpected
  • She began to clap madly in rhythm until the tune came to an abrupt end.
    Chapter 7 (67% in)
abrupt = sudden and unexpected
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exact meaning not specified
  • She sat up abruptly and just missed smacking her head on the upper shelf.
    Chapter 17 (40% in)
  • She turned abruptly, signaling with her hand.
    Chapter 12 (9% in)
  • When they were lined up to the woman's satisfaction, she nodded abruptly and walked to the front to address them.
    Chapter 13 (58% in)

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