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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUDDENLY

Suddenly Eucoline touched my arm with a quick and timid motion.

Suddenly his countenance shone with a strange and impressive beauty.

The storm which commenced so suddenly was one of great violence.

Suddenly, however, something happened that worried him greatly.

"Here is somebody who will look at Hope," cried Kate, suddenly.

Can we expect that this will be suddenly and permanently altered?

Suddenly he began betting in gold, ten dollars for each card he drew.

Suddenly she sat up with a jerk, and dashed her hand across her eyes.

Suddenly she said in a low, halting tone, "Miss Harlowe, if you knew how—"

The flames had been suddenly quenched within him, and he felt cold and sick.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., perhaps via Anglo-French sodein, from Old French subdain "immediate, sudden," from Vulgar Latin *subitanus, variant of Latin subitaneus "sudden," from subitus "come or go up stealthily," from sub "up to" + ire "come, go." Phrase all of a sudden first attested 1680s, earlier of a sudayn (1590s), upon the soden (1550s). Sudden death, tie-breakers in sports, first recorded 1927; earlier in reference to coin tosses (1834).

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