Synonyms for abruptly

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uh-bruhpt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbrʌpt

Définition of abruptly

Origin :
  • 1580s, from Latin abruptus "broken off, precipitous, disconnected," past participle of abrumpere "break off," from ab- "off" (see ab-) + rumpere "break" (see rupture (n.)). Related: Abruptly; abruptness.
  • adv short
Example sentences :
  • "I suppose you want to be taken back," said the superintendent, abruptly.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Then, abruptly, the round, baby-like face of the woman puckered in amazement.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Then abruptly, the young man spoke with the energy of perfect faith in the woman.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Then, abruptly, the blue eyes were softened in their fires, as by the sudden nearness of tears.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The girl in the bed eyed her, and then abruptly drew her hand away.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "Poor Mr. Stewart--that is indeed mournful; but, on the other hand--" I broke off abruptly.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • "And you will love her if I leave her penniless," said Gawtrey, abruptly.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Abruptly she moved swiftly to her father's side and slipped her hand into his.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • He quickly turned away, and abruptly changed the conversation.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Then he turned to Old Mrs. Green, and asked, abruptly, "What'll you take for that clock?"
  • Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown

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