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abrupt

adjective Suddenly, unexpected.
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But the site, which featured a blend of translations from the Arabic newspaper and original English content, was abruptly canceled when management realized plans for The Beirut Bulletin could no longer move forward.
On December 29, when the extended session was abruptly prorogued, we were told they needed time to discuss the amendments moved.
A police car chase in Germany has finished abruptly after a man fleeing traffic control officers ended up in a living room of a house.
An elderly woman copes with nigh-insurmountable loss; a top executive wanders rootlessly through life after he is abruptly fired; and a lonely corporate wife deserts her home in search of happiness.
Their lives were abruptly torn apart when the Hutu militia Interahamwe and ordinary Hutu citizens began the genocide of an estimated 1 million Tutsis.
The 18-year-old abruptly learns he isn't who he always thought he was: his whole life so far has been a masquerade, designed to keep him hidden so that he can accomplish a heroic, world-saving act.
Dutch authorities released all 12 passengers detained Wednesday after a Northwest Airlines DC-10-30 bound for Mumbai abruptly returned to Amsterdam.
Johnson, head of the only African American-owned bank in the Kansas City, Missouri, metropolitan area, abruptly resigned from the top spot at Douglass National Bank.
Under founding artistic director Ronn Guidi, who retired abruptly in 1999, the company undertook an ambitious series of revivals and reconstructions of repertoire commissioned by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, culminating in the first U.
Finally, the general reader should be forewarned: the narrative ends abruptly in 1969.
But last year, the payments agreed under the1999divorce settlement were abruptly stopped by Jackson,who believes Rowe broke the confidentiality deal.
Seaward from this silver-blue scene, the bottom drops away abruptly to dark depths thousands of meters below.