The interrogation came with an abrupt force that cried of new suspicions.
The Colonel, who could not hear the remark, wondered at the abrupt pause in the game.
Her abrupt entry into the room, while he was in bed, startled him.
I must be abrupt; for I am so circumstanced, that I have not a moment's time to spare.
He was roused from this self-commune by an abrupt exclamation ...