- extremely steep
- marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
- surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
- exceedingly sudden and unexpected
"To make an abrupt, sharp sound, as in the collision of two hard surfaces."
"The young man you speak of," said Villefort abruptly, "is a great criminal. and I can do nothing for him, mademoiselle."
(of curves,bends, slopes,etc)changing direction suddenly;abrupt
At last, abruptly setting down her cup, she broke out…
"an abrupt, usually brief loss of consciousness, generally associated with failure of normal blood circulation."
"bathos:an abrupt, unintended transition in style from the exalted to the commonplace, producing a ludicrous effect."
This will help slow the stomach's emptying, produce a smoother, less abrupt absorption of sugar, and will better regulate brain metabolism
And then, abruptly, he beamed at Henry with a fatherly genial air, incredibly counterfeit
"To collect what's left over," smiled Wu Sun-fu, his look of despondency vanishing abruptly
"The pagoda, rising abruptly from earth, Reaches to the very Palace of Heaven...."
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