Example sentences for: abrupt

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  • Degas' pragmatic association of photography with death recalls Roland Barthes' far more melodramatic one: "Photography may correspond to the intrusion, in our modern society, of an asymbolic Death, outside of religion, outside of ritual, a kind of abrupt dive into literal Death."

  • It has been shown by others that compared to muscles in the cat hindlimb where spindle classification can be based almost entirely on conduction velocity, non-limb muscles contain primary and secondary muscle spindle afferents that are generally slower conducting and exhibit overlapping bimodal or unimodal conduction velocity spectra [ 12 13 ] . These studies have shown that only the very fastest afferents innervate primary endings (>75 m/s) and the negatively adapting discharge frequency during static hold and the abrupt decrease in firing at the end of static stretch are the best criteria for characterization of primary spindle afferents.

  • An LAT piece reefered on its front cites a rebellion of ambassadors from Third World countries "that helped bring the WTO summit to an abrupt and embarrassing halt."

  • One US observer has claimed that non-standard features (grammer and vocabulary as well as accent) have the power to close off a conversation among strangers, bring job interviews to an abrupt end and, when used on the telephone, to render a flat advertised as vacant that morning suddenly to be declared “already let”.

  • Consequently, he has written an extremely strange book: In reading it, you are subjected to changes in personality as abrupt and jarring as nasty little electric shocks administered to the base of your spine.

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