Origin of abrupt
Examples from the Web for abruptly
NBC News boss Deborah Turness abruptly ousted the ‘Meet the Press’ host four months ago.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because this food source could abruptly disappear at any time, cutworm moths cannot be counted on to replace pine nuts.
He then abruptly departed for reasons that the school declines to clarify.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College|Michael Daly|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But abruptly it intruded around corners when least expected after scenes of rural somnolence had lulled us.As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine's Front Lines|Jamie Dettmer|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
[Laughs] Firth: Oh God… And with that, the interview was abruptly ended halfway into my allotted time by the publicist.Emma Stone and Colin Firth on Woody Allen, Shrinkage, and Live-Texting ‘Bridget Jones’|Marlow Stern|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was in the midst of a story, all life and animation, when the gruff words of the sentinel broke in so abruptly upon him.The Frontier Angel|Edward S. Ellis
Finally, when he saw that he had won interest and sympathy from Iden he abruptly launched his purpose.The Day of the Beast|Zane Grey
The ground began slightly to slope, and then abruptly to rise.Godfrey Morgan|Jules Verne
The older lady sat a moment irresolute; then she restored her arm to the shoulder from which it had been so abruptly displaced.Sanctuary|Edith Wharton
"Books on etiquette is what you want to study," said John Hopkins, abruptly.The Voice of the City|O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for abruptly
Word Origin for abrupt
Word Origin and History for abruptly
1580s, from Latin abruptus "broken off, precipitous, disconnected," past participle of abrumpere "break off," from ab- "off" (see ab-) + rumpere "break" (see rupture (n.)). Related: Abruptly; abruptness.