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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

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

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

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

I'm a spoilt brat. I thought I was just going to walk in and make movies. But I'd been my own boss for so long that all of a sudden to be facing a roomful of people who were niggling over every little scene... I just thought I'd go back and draw my comics and have a happy life.
Frank Miller
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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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