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abrupt
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

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Definition
sudden and unexpected
  • The men fell silent, piecing together the rumors of one giant bomb vaporizing a city and the abrupt end to the war.
    p. 224.8
abrupt = sudden and unexpected
  • Lash folded abruptly, in evident pain.
    p. 36.1
  • When Louie offered to fly on three engines if the lieutenant joined them, the lieutenant abruptly changed his mind.
    p. 62.3
  • Then, abruptly, the downward motion stopped, and Louie was flung upward.
    p. 99.3
  • Then, abruptly, the corporal swept forward, walking with chin high, chest puffed.
    p. 171.7
  • As the POWs watched, a lone Japanese fighter raced up, then abruptly, startlingly, flew straight into a bomber, shattering and raining down on Tokyo Bay.
    p. 191.8
  • Then, abruptly, the violence stopped.
    p. 220.3
  • Late in his last lap, there was an abrupt slicing sensation in his ankle.
    p. 254.7
  • Louie turned abruptly and walked away.
    p. 266.9
  • Then she left abruptly, without paying her hotel bill.
    p. 272.6

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