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Sudden meaning

sudden - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Happening without previous notice or with very brief notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparation; immediate; instant; speedy.
  2. 2. Hastly prepared or employed; quick; rapid.
  3. 3. Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate.
  4. 4. Suddenly; unexpectedly.
  5. 5. An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.
  6. 6. Unexpected; hasty; abrupt; immediate.

sudden - examples of usage

  1. Mrs. Hilbery exclaimed, with a sudden laugh that rather puzzled her daughter. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. And it never occurred to him to ask why he should take this sudden interest in this stranger girl or in her family. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. It had been so sudden. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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