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abrupt
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

7 uses
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Definition
sudden and unexpected
  • Then abruptly the music stopped and the laughter was checked, and everyone crowded about the newcomers.
    p. 232.8
abruptly = suddenly
  • Only three shabbily-dressed women lingered near her, and because she could not contain her eagerness, Kit smiled and would have spoken, but she was abruptly repulsed by their sharply curious eyes.
    p. 6.2
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • "Will you call me Kit?" The question sounded abrupt. Kit had been her grandfather's name for her, and something in Mercy's smile had reached straight across the gulf so that suddenly she wanted to hear the name spoken again.
    p. 33.2
  • abrupt = sudden
  • Kit lifted the pewter mug thirstily, and abruptly set it down.
    p. 34.5
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • A chill swept across the room from the abruptly opened door.
    p. 42.9
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • With an abrupt scrape of wood Matthew pushed back his chair.
    p. 61.2
  • abrupt = sudden
  • She had to look away, and abruptly she was conscious of the crowded dock.
    p. 247.4
abruptly = suddenly
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