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abrupt
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

49 uses
  • Then, abruptly, Clumly sat down and scowled.
    24 — Law and Order (94% in)
  • " "That's all over," Clumly said abruptly.
    1 — The Watchdog (16% in)
  • Abruptly, awake and trembling from the cold, he put the bottle back and turned to go up.
    1 — The Watchdog (23% in)
  • A car shot past them and abruptly slowed down, no doubt noticing that they were police.
    1 — The Watchdog (29% in)
  • She broke off abruptly and laughed, her voice electric.
    1 — The Watchdog (39% in)
  • He got up abruptly, awkwardly, to prove to himself he was still in control, and went over to stand at the window, bent-backed, and took his glasses off again and held them behind him.
    1 — The Watchdog (41% in)
  • Abruptly, before he knew he would do it, he said, "Wait here, Boyle," and hurried back to the car.
    1 — The Watchdog (73% in)
  • Abruptly, again almost before he knew what he was thinking, Clumly strode down the hall to get the cell keys.
    1 — The Watchdog (93% in)
  • He stopped abruptly, put his fists on his hips, and glared at the Indians.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (15% in)
  • As abruptly as it had started the singing stopped, and the bearded man yelled, "Excellent, mein herr!" and clapped his hands together smartly.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (57% in)
  • Abruptly, his son slapped his knee and bent forward, preparing to get up.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (12% in)
  • He dialed, waited, looking up fiercely at the shabby rosette in the center of the ceiling, then sat forward abruptly, slightly crossing his eyes to watch the receiver, and shouted into it.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (40% in)
  • He said abruptly "Funny thing, Will Jr's coming to see you just when he did.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (50% in)
  • Abruptly, he clenched his fists.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (55% in)
  • He was the same with, for instance, the mailman if he saw him on a Saturday morning: "You're late with the bills again, ain't you?" he'd say, as if belligerently; but then when the mailman's moment of uncertainty had passed, or had stretched out long enough, Miller would grin, abruptly and warmly, and cock his eyebrows, and he and the mailman would laugh.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (15% in)
  • The roof fell shimmering away then abruptly broke off, and his gaze plummeted on down to the small round rocks far below in the barnyard, fenceposts like toothpicks, hoof-prints filled with water reflecting the sky.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (55% in)
  • Clumly turned away abruptly to keep his twitching face from Kozlowski's eyes.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (76% in)
  • Abruptly, surprising himself, Clumly said, "What are you getting at?"
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (94% in)
  • Abruptly, the minister shook Clumly's hand, then put his hat on, ready to leave.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (95% in)
  • Then finally they'd have parted, and after his laughter at his own last joke, the Mayor would have returned to his office, abruptly sober, grim, and would have gotten his suitcoat from the closet next to Wittaker's office.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (97% in)
  • The sidewalk on LaCrosse was old and broken, and here and there it buckled abruptly, throwing one slightly off balance.
    6 — Esther (47% in)
  • Then, abruptly, she turned up the walk to go in.
    6 — Esther (83% in)
  • They both laughed, and Esther smiled tentatively, feeling shy, then abruptly joined the laughter.
    6 — Esther (86% in)
  • Twice he turned abruptly, believing there was a man behind him on the stairway that led up to the balcony and, beyond that, the steeple.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (33% in)
  • He reached out abruptly and turned the file over to keep himself from staring at the name.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (37% in)
  • "I need a beer," he said, then laughed abruptly.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (70% in)
  • Abruptly, on an impulse, he slipped his left hand under her armpit and lifted her off the ground and shook her hard, meaning it for love.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (98% in)
  • (Abruptly, rapidly, as if shocked by what he is saying): I'll tell you the truth.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (83% in)
  • She said abruptly, firmly, "Nick, you must turn yourself in.
    12 — A Mother's Love (20% in)
  • Abruptly he stomped away, curling his toes as he raised his feet.
    12 — A Mother's Love (79% in)
  • "Indian Reservation!" he said abruptly.
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (27% in)
  • Freeman moved toward it, the Indian boy a little behind him, then stopped abruptly.
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (57% in)
  • He turned then, abruptly, as if to leave.
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (78% in)
  • Abruptly, with a stubborn, determined look, she crosses to his desk and picks up the sheaf of papers on top of the pile, in the middle of the mess.
    14 — The Wilderness (8% in)
  • "Now this birdbath here," he said abruptly, stopping and extending his arm toward it, "came over here from England over seventy years ago.
    14 — The Wilderness (48% in)
  • Also, his wet trudge home had abruptly brought the house back to normal.
    17 — Benson versus Boyle (4% in)
  • He sat down on the bed abruptly and hunted through his bathrobe pockets for a Kleenex.
    17 — Benson versus Boyle (20% in)
  • He studied the face gray-orange and still as lead cooling in a smelter's mold, Kleppmann bending toward the fire, looking in, and decided abruptly that he, too, could wait.
    18 — The Dragon's Dwelling-Place and the Court for Owls (54% in)
  • Will remembered again, abruptly.
    18 — The Dragon's Dwelling-Place and the Court for Owls (75% in)
  • Clumly paused at the window and scowled, then abruptly went to the door and called Figlow.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (5% in)
  • He said abruptly, "Come with me.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (44% in)
  • Abruptly and irrelevantly Clumly said, "You don't approve of shock treatments, then?"
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (63% in)
  • He stopped abruptly and mopped his forehead.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (79% in)
  • Abruptly, the boy jerked away from him and returned to his swing.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (81% in)
  • Abruptly, the Sunlight Man moved to the chair.
    21 — The Dialogue of Towers (31% in)
  • Abruptly, full of a confused sense of pity and anger, Chief Clumly stood up.
    21 — The Dialogue of Towers (71% in)
  • He frowned, wrestling with some problem, then abruptly laughed a little wildly.
    21 — The Dialogue of Towers (82% in)
  • Abruptly, as if coming to himself, he nodded.
    22 — Luke (38% in)
  • Then, just as he was about to get in, he changed his mind, turned abruptly, and strode back to where his mother stood watching.
    22 — Luke (43% in)

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