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Definition of the adverb abruptly
What does abruptly mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?
- quickly and without warning
- examples: The story concluded abruptly. | The car turned abruptly. | The taxi abruptly turned left. | His untidy room announced that he had abruptly departed. | He backed abruptly away. | He interrupted us abruptly. | He was making a speech, but he abruptly stopped speaking when he heard a strange noise. | Tom stopped abruptly. | When a thunderstorm suddenly came out of the blue, she jumped abruptly out of the hammock and ran headlong into the house where she stopped short, remembering suddenly that she had no lightning rod, and because she realized at once that this sudden onrush of a thunderstorm could end her life before she could say Jack Robinson, she became sore afraid. | If these drugs are stopped abruptly then some withdrawal symptoms may occur.
- synonyms of abruptly: dead / short / suddenly
Alternative definition of the adverb abruptly
- In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly.
- See precipitously.
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A Dictionary of the Fossils of Pennsylvania and Neighboring States Named in the Reports and Catalogues of the Survey (1890)
Beaks about central, slightly incurved, extending a little above the hinge line ; um, - bonal ridge clearly defined, subangular; posterior slope declining regularly and abruptly to the cardinal line. Below the umbonal ridge there is a broad shallow ...
by Michael Noonan, Ram Prasad Bhulanja, Jag Man Chhantyal, William Pagliuca
naku-ye nnin-sa janakka yes-si-m dog- GEN fear-INST abruptly get+up-ANT-NPST The dog has gotten up abruptly with fear.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)
The elytra terminating abruptly, surnished with two small projections, green, and marked with clotted tlriaz; the back is osa bright golden colour. 34. A native of America. The elytra variegatcd with green and black, and surnished with two small ...
Being the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum Abridged : Containing the Hardy Trees and Shrubs of Britain, Native and Foreign, Scientifically and Popularly Described : with Their Propagation, Culture, and Uses in the Arts : and with Engravings of Nearly All Species
lmparl-pinnate - - - lmpari-piunate, beset with glands Abruptly pinnate, leaflets mucronate Abruptly pinnate, leaflets 2 pairs - lmpari-pinnatc, leaflets orhicular lmpari-pinnate. stipulcs small - Plnnate, petioles permanent - Abruptly pinnate. and ...
by Dennis G. Fowler
cinkula - to halt abruptly [as on seeing a snake, or suddenly remembering something] (p).
The Lupus Encyclopedia (2014)
A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families by Donald E. Thomas, Jr.
Soon after cortisone and prednisone came under widespread use in the 1950s for diseases such as SLE, it was noted that if people's steroid doses were decreased too quickly or stopped abruptly, they could become ill with profound fatigue ...
The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)
Antennae abruptly terminated by a five-jointed club , the eighth joint (the second of the club) very small. Thorax almost hemispheric. Tibiae spinose. Sh. 1. Picea. Anisotoma ficeum. Illiger. .Anisotoma ficea. Panzer.
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When the government is handed over to the Iraqi Council on 30 June, many have declared, oh, the Americans must never leave because civil unrest may erupt. Well, I agree, we cannot abruptly depart, but Iraq needs to step up to the plate on 30 June. (Howard Coble)
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Scrabble value of A1B3R1U1P3T1L1Y4
The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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