- sudden adult death syndrome,
- sudden death,
- sudden infant death syndrome,
- sudeck's atrophy
Origin of sudden
Examples from the Web for suddenly
The plan is to stretch it out as long as possible, then probably forget about it, and then suddenly remember it.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And suddenly, we were able to come up with all these scenes for it.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The gym—a fragile collective of human ecology at the best of times—has suddenly become even more tense.
I fall back into a dream and then suddenly there is a tapping on the window just above my bed.
Suddenly, without warning, the whole feeling of the scene changes.
But it suddenly hushed when I heard a ripple of laughter among the hollyhocks before the door of a happy country home.Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales|Robert L. Taylor
Suddenly from far away, there came a dull explosion which rocked the pavement.Signal in the Dark|Mildred A. Wirt
Suddenly, with the trout almost under the bank, the angler paused and looked about him, at a loss.The Arrival of Jimpson|Ralph Henry Barbour
Then suddenly I flung myself on my knees, and prayed—though what about and to whom I cannot say.Memoirs of a Midget|Walter de la Mare
Napoleon thought he had Spain within his grasp, and now suddenly everything was slipping from him.
Word Origin for sudden
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).
see all of a sudden.