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abrupt
used in Lonesome Dove

15 uses
  • Then she stepped back from him as abruptly as she had come to him, though she caught one of his hands and held it a moment.
    Chapters 99-100 (13% in)
  • Then he went on to the house, so abruptly that Augustus was a little taken aback.
    Chapters 1-2 (20% in)
  • Abruptly, not even getting up, he threw the knife at the nearest wagon, where it stuck, quivering for a moment.
    Chapters 1-2 (74% in)
  • " Wilbarger abruptly dismounted and automatically loosened his horse's girth a notch or two to give him an easier breath.
    Chapters 9-10 (10% in)
  • Jasper consulted with Lippy and Xavier, and by the end of the week, all the cowboys along the river knew that the only sporting woman in Lonesome Dove had abruptly given up the sport.
    Chapters 13-14 (47% in)
  • Also, it was bothersome that Call had seized on the idea of Montana so abruptly, though it had always been his view that if you could just hit Call with the right idea, he would apply his energies and make a fortune, which he might then share with the man who brought along the idea.
    Chapters 13-14 (53% in)
  • If a whore could retire so abruptly, Lippy might as well play cards.
    Chapters 15-16 (40% in)
  • Once, Needle Nelson had dismounted meaning to idle away a minute or two relieving himself, and the little bull had charged him so abruptly that Needle had had to hop back on his horse while still pissing.
    Chapters 23-24 (78% in)
  • He sat up so abruptly that he bumped his head on the bottom of the wagon.
    Chapters 23-24 (85% in)
  • Then the screams stopped abruptly as Sean slipped under the water— his voice was replaced almost at once by the frenzied neighing of the horse, which began to thrash in the water and soon turned back toward the far bank.
    Chapters 34-35 (63% in)
  • A chain of follies had put him there: Call's abrupt decision to become a cattleman and his own decision, equally abrupt, to try and rescue a girl foolish enough to be taken in by Jake Spoon.
    Chapters 54-55 (56% in)
  • A chain of follies had put him there: Call's abrupt decision to become a cattleman and his own decision, equally abrupt, to try and rescue a girl foolish enough to be taken in by Jake Spoon.
    Chapters 54-55 (57% in)
  • July stopped so abruptly that Joe almost bumped into his horse.
    Chapters 56-57 (54% in)
  • But, as abruptly as he had started, the baby stopped crying.
    Chapters 81-82 (86% in)
  • " "Let's go," Call said, abruptly turning his horse.
    Chapters 83-84 (41% in)

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