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Definition of Abruptly


  1. In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly.
  2. Precipitously.

Abruptly Quotations

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him.
P. T. Barnum

Our trust in the future has lost its innocence. We know now that anything can happen from one minute to the next. Politics, religion, economics, and the institutions of family and community all have become abruptly unsure.
John O'Donohue

My father had died, and very swiftly, too, of cancer of the esophagus. He was 79. I am 61. In whatever kind of a 'race' life may be, I have very abruptly become a finalist.
Christopher Hitchens

I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it.
Vladimir Nabokov

I try not to think about anything special while running. As a matter of fact, I usually run with my mind empty. However, when I run empty-minded, something naturally and abruptly crawls in sometime. That might become an idea that can help me with my writing.
Haruki Murakami
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Abruptly Translations

abruptly in Dutch is abrupt, kortaf, botweg
abruptly in Portuguese is abruptamente
abruptly in Spanish is brusco, bruscamente, abruptamente
abruptly in Swedish is abrupt
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