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Definitions of abruptly

  1. Precipitously.

Usage examples for abruptly

  1. " We have our own business on our hands," he said abruptly, looking at his watch. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  2. He sat up abruptly. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. " You were very kind to me last night, Mr. Orden," she said, a little abruptly. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. " I'll tell you if you want to know," said Monck abruptly. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  5. His eyes searched her face, then he broke out abruptly. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  6. " Pardon me-" he said, abruptly, at a pause in the conversation. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. He had turned abruptly. – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  8. Then, abruptly, Saltash stayed him. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  9. Then Joe turned on me abruptly. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  10. Then as if afraid to trust himself to speak further left her abruptly. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  11. After a moment's pause, he added abruptly, " Are you very tired?" – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
  12. Then she asked abruptly: " Why are you going away like this?" – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  13. Show him up here, at length he said, abruptly. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  14. " All the same, I don't believe in this treasure," she said abruptly, as if to change the subject. – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  15. She turned abruptly on McCloud to ask the question. – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  16. Of course, he said abruptly, I should be a fool to ask you if you've got any ... – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
  17. The flute- playing stopped abruptly. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  18. " Let me ask you a question," he begged a little abruptly. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. Sorry I had to leave you so abruptly last time, general. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  20. He rose abruptly and left the room. – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
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