abruptly abruptly  /əb ˈrəpt li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) quickly and without warning

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. No one disputes the fact that the Bush team departed abruptly from convention when it loosened rules governing interrogations of prisoners.
  2. Instead he was abruptly pushed aside.
  3. Thursday evening, Bush's Department of Law Enforcement Secretary, Guy Tunnell, who established the boot camp during his tenure as Bay County Sheriff, abruptly resigned.

News

  1. Chrysler will recall many Jeeps after all

    DETROIT - Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps on Tuesday, avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

    DETROIT — Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant stance and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Cafe closes abruptly in Scotts Valley

    Heavenly Café, one of Scotts Valley’s landmark breakfast destinations, closed for business abruptly Sunday, June 9 due to an undisclosed family matter.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Press-Banner

Quotes

  1. "He reminded me how he disliked phone calls at the office but said that the Watergate burglary case was going to 'heat up' for reasons he could not explain," Woodward wrote. "He then hung up abruptly."
    on Jun 2, 2005 By: Bob Woodward Source: USA Today

  2. "But a bare majority of this court, not satisfied with the pace of democratic change, now abruptly forestalls that process and substitutes, by judicial fiat, its own social policy views for those expressed by the people themselves," Baxter wrote...
    on May 16, 2008 By: Marvin R. Baxter Source: Southern Voice

  3. "All the school shootings that have ended abruptly in the last 10 years were stopped because a law-abiding citizen -- a potential victim -- had a gun," said Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. "The latest school shooting...
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Larry Pratt Source: Reuters India

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