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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

Not everything has a happy ending, and not everything has an ending. Some things just kind of dribble away or cut off abruptly.
Susanna Kaysen

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

In my childhood, America was like a religion. Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life - in jeeps - and upset all my dreams.
Sergio Leone

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
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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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