ABRUPTLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ABRUPTLY
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abruptly
 ad.  quickly and without warning
Classic Sentence: (176 in 12 pages)
1  Not that India ever reproached him or even indicated by look or gesture that she was aware of his abruptly changed allegiance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  Scarlett came abruptly out of her dream of delight, for she had neglected to make the responses and her mother was looking at her reprovingly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  Her bowing and waving were abruptly halted when Pittypat entered the room, panting as usual from climbing the stairs, and jerked her away from the window unceremoniously.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  "Mrs. Bonnell's children have the measles," said Mrs. Merriwether abruptly, showing plainly that she held Mrs. Bonnell personally responsible for permitting such a thing to happen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  Ashley said good night abruptly, and he did not meet Scarlett's eyes either.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  As the hot noisy days of August were drawing to a close the bombardment abruptly ceased.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  She opened her mouth to tell him why Mrs. Meade could not come and then shut it abruptly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Rhett turned the horse's slow feet westward from Peachtree and the wobbling wagon jounced into the rutty lane with a violence that wrenched an abruptly stifled moan from Melanie.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  But he drew rein abruptly, almost at Marietta Street, in the shadow of a warehouse not yet touched by the flames.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  For an eternity, it seemed, they were in the midst of flaming torment and then abruptly they were in semidarkness again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  He stepped abruptly down from the wagon and, as she watched him, stunned with bewilderment, he came around to her side of the wagon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  Melanie said nothing but abruptly sat down on the floor and leaned back against the wall.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
13  Grandma rose abruptly and took Scarlett by the arm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  She gathered up the reins and clapped her heels against the animal's sides and then abruptly pulled him in, her face twisting with horror.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  Cold weather set in abruptly with a killing frost.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence:
1  "If that doesn't happen, then bargaining positions could change very abruptly based on what happens in litigation, which is inherently unpredictable."
2  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.
3  Her next remark abruptly terminated the conversation.
4  The road ends abruptly in a drop to the sea.
5  The latest bombing would exacerbate England's already existing bitterness against the IRA, causing the prime minister to break off the peace talks abruptly.
6  The accident brought his career to an abrupt end.
7  Our conversation came to an abrupt end when George burst into the room.
8  I was surprised by the abrupt ending to the conversation.
9  Rosie's idyllic world came to an abrupt end when her parents' marriage broke up.
10  These policies have sent the construction industry into an abrupt nosedive.
11  The bus came to an abrupt halt outside the school.
12  To do this appears so abrupt that the novice is apt to make a further effort to finish up the subject.
13  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.
14  There is a fine line between speech that is terse and to the point and speech that is too abrupt.
15  Any abrupt change in trajectory is a potential for another delay, an opportunity to begin fishing for something that's stuck.