Given the abruptness of his departure, he may yet have to decide himself, aides and friends say.
I beg, madam, he said, you will excuse the abruptness of my manner in our late interview.
"I was thinking of Cousin Jack," she said, a little startled at his abruptness.
His conception was apt to be fantastic, while his colouring was vivid to abruptness, and he was deficient in charm of expression.
"Your sister is beautiful," she said, with an abruptness that was almost anger.
She pulled herself up suddenly, and looked furtively at Mr. Preston to see if he had taken any notice of her abruptness.
He admitted the impeachment in the midst of his astonishment with an abruptness equal to her own.
Qualities of Shakspere's style: energy, obscurity, abruptness, brevity (in late plays).
He stopped in the middle of the room with an abruptness which portended something.
The abruptness with which Edward Vernon retired from the discussion with his partner and agent had a singular effect upon both.