Suddenly

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Definition

suddenly: abruptly, without warning, very quickly, unexpectedly
adverb

sudden: abrupt, quick, unexpected
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: The town was destroyed in a sudden aerial attack.
US: Suddenly I realized I left my passport at home.

Examples

  • "No sudden movements, just turn around nice and slow!"
  • "Suddenly a black minivan swerved into the parade route, sideswiped the float and caused Bruno to lose his balance and fall."
  • "I was sitting innocently at my desk, daydreaming about my statue, when suddenly and inexplicably I fell out of my chair and onto the floor."
  • "What began as the dream of two ambitious Italian youths in Tuscany ended suddenly and brutally in a Milan boardroom last week when it was announced that fashion house Dulce and Carpaccio had been taken over by Sylvio Mazerati."
  • "Don't make any sudden movements."
  • "That was sudden!"

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