The suddenness of Sarah Palin's resignation Friday raises the question about whether Palin is leaving to avert a major scandal.
But it was the suddenness of his proposal to Megan upon arriving back in New York that had even her gasping with surprise.
Its suddenness surprised a plan which I have been perfecting for a long time.
The suddenness of it made him laugh; they had almost walked into a Spanish fort.
The suddenness of this reversion to another stage of their argument enhanced his natural difficulty in understanding her.
A dull roar pierced the silence with a suddenness that was ominous.
"Oh, we've reached the station already," chirped Allee with a suddenness which made everyone jump.
It came upon me with a suddenness, too, which nearly took my breath with it.
Don Quixote, surprised by the suddenness of this rush, hesitated and looked a bit dazed.
“One trunk,” replied Polly, rather dazed by the suddenness of the affair.
late 13c., perhaps via Anglo-French sodein, from Old French subdain "immediate, sudden," from Vulgar Latin *subitanus, variant of Latin subitaneus "sudden," from subitus "come or go up stealthily," from sub "up to" + ire "come, go." Phrase all of a sudden first attested 1680s, earlier of a sudayn (1590s), upon the soden (1550s). Sudden death, tie-breakers in sports, first recorded 1927; earlier in reference to coin tosses (1834).