Example sentences for: abruptly

How can you use “abruptly” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Clark was "abruptly informed" that he will be leaving the command of NATO next April, about a year earlier than expected, and connects the departure to tension between the Pentagon and Clark during the Kosovo war, marked by Clark's repeated requests for more troops and equipment than the Department of Defense was planning to provide.

  • How can one overlook the abruptly truncated laugh, for instance, that conveys a perplexed intellect?

  • The movie's surface is velvety and immaculate--until the action is abruptly viewed through the video camera of the teen-age voyeur next door (Wes Bentley), and the graininess of the video image (along with the plangent music) suggests how unstable the molecules that constitute our "reality" really are.

  • When I missed a good alternative guess at the origin of cold turkey referring to a drug addict who quits abruptly, I received numerous letters from would-be etymologists correcting me.

  • But if some places close abruptly, others open just as suddenly: Jerusalem is never completely at rest.


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