- Owen threw up his hands so abruptly that the women were startled and moved away from him.p. 199.8
- As abruptly as they had conceived of this game, my cousins announced that the game was over.p. 61.9
- " 'Be not afraid,' " Harold Crosby repeated; Barb Wiggin, a tad eager at the controls of the angel-lowering apparatus, dropped him suddenly—it was about a ten-foot free fall, before she abruptly halted his descent; his head was jerked and snapped all around, with his mouth open, and he swung back and forth above the frightened shepherds, like a giant gull toying with the wind.p. 220.7
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