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 Meanings and Examples of ABRUPT
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abrupt
 a.  broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
Classic Sentence: (176 in 12 pages)
1  Like violent people in general, he was subject to abrupt changes of opinion.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—HOW JEAN MAY BECOME CHAMP
2  Her voice was so abrupt and hoarse that the two women thought they heard the voice of a man; they wheeled round in affright.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—SISTER SIMPLICE PUT TO THE PROOF
3  A severe facade rose above this door; a wall, perpendicular to the facade, almost touched the door, and flanked it with an abrupt right angle.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WHAT IS MET WITH ON THE WAY FROM NIVELLES
4  On the day of battle, particularly on the side of La Haie-Sainte, it was abrupt and difficult of approach.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—NAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR
5  He was kindly, abrupt, charitable, and if he had been rich, his turn of mind would have been magnificent.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—IN WHICH MAGNON AND HER TWO CHILDREN ARE SEEN
6  These are conversations with abrupt turns, in which the perspective changes suddenly.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER V—ENLARGEMENT OF HORIZON
7  This word crime overpassed the measure of what Marius, who was already greatly agitated by the abrupt evocation of Waterloo, could accept.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER V—ENLARGEMENT OF HORIZON
8  This calm, abrupt man was both terrifying and reassuring at one and the same time.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XIV—IN WHICH A POLICE AGENT BESTOWS TWO FISTFULS ...
9  He indulged in scowls and in abrupt unfoldings of the right hand, as though he were responding to the last counsels of a sombre inward monologue.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVII—THE USE MADE OF MARIUS' FIVE-FRANC PIECE
10  The soul of a young girl should not be left in the dark; later on, mirages that are too abrupt and too lively are formed there, as in a dark chamber.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—CHANGE OF GATE
11  Here and there, in the corners, were visible large blackish spots which had the appearance of being alive, and which changed places rapidly with an abrupt and frightened movement.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
12  The French Revolution, which is nothing else than the idea armed with the sword, rose erect, and, with the same abrupt movement, closed the door of ill and opened the door of good.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
13  At this abrupt query, the man started.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VII—THE MAN RECRUITED IN THE RUE DES BILLETTES
14  No more light was to be hoped for, henceforth, except the lightning of guns, no further encounter except the abrupt and rapid apparition of death.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER II—AN OWL'S VIEW OF PARIS
15  Ideas recur to him with abrupt lucidity; the obliteration of intoxication, a sort of steam which has obscured the brain, is dissipated, and makes way for the clear and sharply outlined importunity of realities.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIII—ORESTES FASTING AND PYLADES DRUNK
Example Sentence:
1  The accident brought his career to an abrupt end.
2  Our conversation came to an abrupt end when George burst into the room.
3  I was surprised by the abrupt ending to the conversation.
4  Rosie's idyllic world came to an abrupt end when her parents' marriage broke up.
5  These policies have sent the construction industry into an abrupt nosedive.
6  The bus came to an abrupt halt outside the school.
7  To do this appears so abrupt that the novice is apt to make a further effort to finish up the subject.
8  Eliza's greeting was delivered in a short, abrupt voice, without a smile; and then she sat down again, fixed her eyes on the fire, and seemed to forget me.
9  There is a fine line between speech that is terse and to the point and speech that is too abrupt.
10  Any abrupt change in trajectory is a potential for another delay, an opportunity to begin fishing for something that's stuck.
11  "If that doesn't happen, then bargaining positions could change very abruptly based on what happens in litigation, which is inherently unpredictable."
12  William H. Gross, the co-founder of the mutual fund giant Pimco who abruptly quit last month to join a much smaller mutual fund company, has in the past peppered his market commentary with upbeat and zany humor.
13  Her next remark abruptly terminated the conversation.
14  The road ends abruptly in a drop to the sea.
15  The latest bombing would exacerbate England's already existing bitterness against the IRA, causing the prime minister to break off the peace talks abruptly.