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abrupt

adjective Suddenly, unexpected.
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The good news, though, is that the study found just one-third of women who stopped using hormone therapy--either abruptly or gradually--experienced severe symptoms.
Solar wind abruptly slows from a supersonic speed of 1 million mph to about 250,000 mph
But before the year was out, he abruptly withdrew his request for American arms and denounced American policy as excessively pro-Israel.
In the middle of research by the American Small Business League for a CBS investigative report, the Small Business Administration abruptly pulled public information from the Central Contractor Registry that allows the determination of small-business status of federal contractors.
Frances Abenaki community, Malian's Song follows the experiences of a young girl whose life is about to be abruptly transformed through the impending violence.
1-ranked high school basketball in the nation, abruptly canceled a news conference to announce he would attend USC on Sunday.
Data from ancient lakebeds and streams indicate that monsoon rains began abruptly around 10,500 years ago, the researchers say.
Then Stephen Rose comes to their small village in northern England, and Davie's world abruptly changes.
After 32 years BALLET INTERNATIONALE; Indianapolis' only professional ballet company, folded abruptly in November.
That assessment changed abruptly, and without explanation, when the administration learned that the president's decision would be reviewed by the High Court.
The rectangle rises and then is abruptly curtailed as the canvas finishes.
Overall, 72% had tried to stop abruptly, while the rest had tapered the dose or frequency of use; the success rate did not differ between these two groups.