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adverb as in short

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The revelation immediately revived the show’s fandom, as many previous fans of the show who’d stopped paying attention in recent years abruptly tuned in again to see how their beloved ship was doing.

From Vox

In Arizona on Saturday, the plaintiffs in a lawsuit about alleged ballot issues stemming from the use of Sharpie markers abruptly moved to dismiss their suit without prejudice.

Ant, whose IPO was poised to be the new record-setter until regulators abruptly halted it on Tuesday, would have seen its shares open at a price 31-times the company’s net profit forecast for 2021, as Reuters observed.

From Fortune

It’s mothers who are bearing the brunt of abruptly losing child care and school.

From Vox

Winds abruptly shift to out of the north in the evening and are gusty through the night.

NBC News boss Deborah Turness abruptly ousted the ‘Meet the Press’ host four months ago.

Because this food source could abruptly disappear at any time, cutworm moths cannot be counted on to replace pine nuts.

But then the president abruptly reversed himself—without consulting his national security Cabinet members.

He then abruptly departed for reasons that the school declines to clarify.

Attending a Mile High event is akin to being abruptly thrown into an ongoing play and having to adjust your behavior accordingly.

The noise of his slumbers culminated in a sudden, choking grunt, and abruptly ceased.

Without preface, he abruptly asked, what had been told him of the Duke of Wharton's behaviour the preceding night.

There is an odd triangular-shaped hill that rises on one side very boldly and abruptly, called the Fox's Head.

The song stopped abruptly, the music died away, there was an interval of silence no one broke.

She had been silent while he was so deeply engrossed in thought, and upon hearing her voice he started abruptly.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abruptly, such as: all of a sudden, precipitously, suddenly, unexpectedly, and unanticipatedly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.