Abrupt in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Abrupt

(obsolete, rare) Broken away (from restraint). [Attested only in the late 16th century.] | Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious. [First attested in the late 16th century.] | Curt in manner. [First attested in the late 16th century.]

Short Example Sentences for Abrupt

  • 1. There was nothing abrupt or new about him. 🔊
  • 2. There was an abrupt cessation of that frantic cry. 🔊
  • 3. Gladys made an abrupt departure on a corner. 🔊
  • 4. He brought his speech to an abrupt conclusion. 🔊
  • 5. The chauffeur brought the car to an abrupt stop. 🔊
  • 6. Till a swift terror broke the abrupt hour. 🔊
  • 7. Eustace turned a corner and came to an abrupt standstill. 🔊
  • 8. We slowed our horses to a walk to ascend an abrupt ridge. 🔊
  • 9. In this abrupt fashion did he bring the two face to face. 🔊
  • 10. He looked at Grief with abrupt suspicion. 🔊
  • 11. Many were the abrupt and painful silences which fell between us. 🔊
  • 12. An abrupt change came over the man's manner. 🔊
  • 13. She hastened towards the window, but paused at the abrupt opening of the door. 🔊
  • 14. It stands on an abrupt mound, or knob, of ground by the road-side. 🔊
  • 15. Then I recollected abrupt was not a very suitable word to couple with temper. 🔊
  • 16. This abrupt transition brought to the mind the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. 🔊
  • 17. One is of the abrupt type, like you would say of The Beneficent Bear. 🔊

How to use Abrupt in Sentences?

  • 1. Coming to this abrupt rise, they were forced to search for a means of clambering up it. 🔊
  • 2. Some men will react to personality changes as abrupt as this in different ways than others. 🔊
  • 3. Presently from outside in the white heat of the road came the rush of hoofs and an abrupt stop. 🔊
  • 4. The descent from the Notch southward is much more abrupt than on the other side. 🔊
  • 5. This part of Craven country flows in strange and abrupt waves to the east and to the west. 🔊
  • 6. Those in the rear seat glanced ahead and the reason for the abrupt slackening of speed became apparent. 🔊
  • 7. Again the hatchet had been unburied, and for the sake of security he had to bring his mission to an abrupt end. 🔊
  • 8. Two blocks further on the gang came to an abrupt stop, and the two who seemed to be the leaders conferred. 🔊
  • 9. With us the change from school to college is not an abrupt transition, like that from gymnasium to university. 🔊
  • 10. For five minutes he hardly heard what she said, so busy was his mind readjusting itself to this abrupt displacement of values. 🔊
  • 11. The motor had come to an abrupt stop under a big oak tree whose spreading arms reached across the mountain road. 🔊
  • 12. Patricia began a hasty explanation of her presence in the luxurious rooms, but the girl waved her words aside with abrupt good humor. 🔊
  • 13. He was good-looking although his features were somewhat coarse, and his abrupt manner of speaking might have offended some fastidious people. 🔊
  • 14. Deane went in hurriedly, and made his way to the smoking-room, exchanging abrupt greetings with one or two acquaintances. 🔊
  • 15. They emerged several hundred feet farther on in a valley of long shadows, cut off from the world on three sides by abrupt cliffs. 🔊
  • 16. They would bring Chapman's vengeance to an abrupt end and avert an ignominious family scandal. 🔊
  • 17. Such a device when slightly jarred, by the voice or other means, causes abrupt variation in the resistance of the line, and will transmit speech. 🔊
  • 18. Forms abrupt precipices over the river flats; of sterile appearance, and covered with Banksias and scrub. 🔊