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Abru'ptly. adv. [See Abrupt.] Hastily, without the due forms of preparation.

The sweetness of virtue's disposition, jealous even over itself, suffered her not to enter abruptly into questions of Musidorus. Sidney, b. ii

Now missing from their joy so lately found,
So lately found, and so abruptly gone.
Par. Regain. b. ii

They both of them punctually observed the time thus agreed upon, and that in whatever company or business they were engaged, they left it abruptly, as soon as the clock warned them to retire. Addison. Spectator, № 241.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Milton, John (449) · Sidney, Philip (140) · Spectator (140)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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