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Definition of Sudden

Sudden

  1. Happening without previous notice or with very brief notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparation; immediate; instant; speedy.
  2. Hastly prepared or employed; quick; rapid.
  3. Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate.
  4. Suddenly; unexpectedly.
  5. An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.

Sudden Quotations

Our country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
Ida B. Wells

A death from a long illness is very different from a sudden death. It gives you time to say goodbye and time to adjust to the idea that the beloved will not be with you anymore.
Meghan O'Rourke

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
Thomas Hardy

On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America.
George W. Bush

The big mistake that men make is that when they turn thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty, they believe that they like women. Actually, you're just horny. It doesn't mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten.
George William Curtis
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Sudden Translations

sudden in Danish is pludselig
sudden in Dutch is plotseling
sudden in French is brusque, subit
sudden in Latin is repens, subitus
sudden in Portuguese is repentino
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