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abrupt

adjective Suddenly, unexpected.
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The head-up activity, denoted as a non-mounting motion, could be discriminated from the mounting activities owing to the smoothness of the head- down motion compared to the abruptness of the mount-down motion.
Nevertheless, as on the IDS aggressiveness/ abruptness subscale, the effect size was very small.
Susan Sarandon plays a flirty librarian with affectionate abruptness and Liv Tyler delivers a lovely comic turn as Frank's hippy daughter Madison.
The sadness of losing a child consumes the family, Beth and Mark Latimer (Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan), their daughter 15-year-old Chloe (Charlotte Beaumont) and Beth's mum Liz (Susan Brown) as they attempt to cope with their grief, everyday normal life and the abruptness of the unwarranted attention heaped upon them.
There is something in Nihat's face and an occasional abruptness that tell us he has some deep-seeded demons of his own.
With confusing abruptness, the story wraps up but without any real climax or epiphany.
The abruptness of current increase in an electrical switch is quantified by a parameter called subthreshold swing and the sensitivity of any FET based biosensor increases exponentially as the subthreshold swing decreases.
The turf campaign is extinguished with the abruptness of a pinched wick every November and the artificial racing fills the vacuum.
The abruptness of the observed chemical _unconformity' indicates that this hiatus was relatively short-lived since diffusional relaxation of fast- diffusing major elements (e.
Askegard,42, isformingacompany,Ballet Next, with Michele Wiles, a former American Ballet Theatre ballerina who left that troupe with surprising abruptness in June.
Yesterday, Bashar Assad's government revoked a ban it had imposed a week ago on the import of consumer goodsa sign that it recognized that high prices were agitating its people (along with all the killing and besieging, presumably) and, more important, that it is vulnerable to such agitation; the abruptness signals that the regime is still feeling its way toward regaining a full hold over the country.
Dave had a reputation for directness, even abruptness, but this was a remarkable encounter.