- s marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
- s exceedingly sudden and unexpected
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- s extremely steep
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- s surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
an abrupt reply
- The government took an abrupt and inexplicable step by deporting the refugees.
- Michelle stint as a sports anchor came to an abrupt end when she tragically died in a freak accident in the golf course.
- Some fans may have hated the series' abrupt ending, but the fact that the show's last moments obsessed us demonstrates that we never stopped believing in the power of this story.
News & Articles
- After Dumping Zimmer, How Men’s Wearhouse Can Avoid a Consumer Backlash
The abrupt firing of Men’s Wearhouse (MW) founder and chairman George Zimmer shocked shareholders on Wednesday and raised many questions about the company’s future. The 64-year-old Zimmer sold raincoats out of the trunk of his car before opening the first Men’s Wearhouse store in Houston in 1973. He was the public face of the men’s [...]
June 20, 2013 - Yahoo! Finance: The Daily Ticker
- Summer is here with ‘popcorn’ thunderstorms
Residents received an abrupt start to summer this past week. High winds and heavy rainfall left some trees toppled and streets flooded throughout metro Atlanta.
June 20, 2013 - Clayton News Daily
- James Gandolfini dead at 51: Recalling 10 of his most memorable roles
James Gandolfini's untimely death at the age of 51 was as shocking as the abrupt cut-to-black conclusion of his most famous series, "The Sopranos."
June 20, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
- President Bush in CNN International
Given the status of the financial system, an abrupt bankruptcy for the (automakers) could be devastating for the economy,Bush said.
- Rick Wagoner in Independent
The third quarter was especially challenging for the auto industry,Mr Wagoner said. "Consumer spending, which represents close to 70 per cent of the US economy, fell dramatically, and the abrupt closure of credit markets created a downward...
- Rodrigo de Rato in International Herald Tribune
De Rato said that, so far, movements in currency exchange rates have been orderly, "but there are risks that an abrupt fall in the dollar could either by triggered by, or itself trigger, a loss of confidence in dollar assets. And there is a risk...