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abrupt
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

19 uses
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Definition
sudden and unexpected
  • The men fell silent, piecing together the rumors of one giant bomb vaporizing Hiroshima and the abrupt end to the war.
    p. 308.3
abrupt = sudden
  • Lash folded abruptly, in evident pain.
    p. 33.9
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • When Louie offered to fly on three engines so long as the lieutenant joined them, the lieutenant abruptly changed his mind.
    p. 68.6
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Then, abruptly, the downward motion stopped and Louie was flung upward.
    p. 119.5
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Mac abruptly went silent and lay down, appearing strangely contented.
    p. 136.2
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • On the fortieth day, Louie was lying beside Phil under the canopy when he abruptly sat up.
    p. 167.6
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • That night, the Quack abruptly called all captives into the compound.
    p. 227.8
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Then, abruptly, he swept toward the prisoners, the second lieutenant scurrying behind.
    p. 232.2
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Not having heard from you since my most abrupt departure, I have been somewhat worried about the condition of the family, as far as health is concerned.
    p. 256.8
  • abrupt = sudden
  • As they watched, a lone Japanese fighter raced toward the planes, then abruptly, startlingly, flew straight into a bomber, the smaller plane shattering and raining down on Tokyo Bay.
    p. 262.8
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • After Christmas, the Bird abruptly stopped attacking the POWs, even Louie.
    p. 269.5
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Each night of shivering in his bed of straw ended abruptly before dawn, when he was shouted awake and forced outside for tenko in deep snow, howling wind, and darkness.
    p. 279.2
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • As abruptly as he had started, he stopped.
    p. 298.0
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Then, abruptly, the violence stopped.
    p. 303.1
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • He lost his temper and abruptly said that maybe they should call off the engagement.
    p. 343.7
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Late in his last lap, there was an abrupt slicing sensation in his ankle.
    p. 351.4
  • abrupt = sudden
  • Louie turned abruptly and walked away.
    p. 371.2
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • As Graham asked for heads to bow and eyes to close, Louie stood abruptly and rushed for the street, towing Cynthia behind him.
    p. 375.4
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Then she left Kofu abruptly, without paying her hotel bill.
    p. 379.3
abruptly = suddenly
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