- quickly and without warning
- He backed abruptly away.
- Tom stopped abruptly.
- The car turned abruptly.
- The story concluded abruptly.
- He interrupted us abruptly.
- The taxi abruptly turned left.
- His untidy room announced that he had abruptly departed.
- He was making a speech, but he abruptly stopped speaking when he heard a strange noise.
- When a thunderstorm suddenly came out of the blue, she jumped abruptly out of the hammock and ran headlong into the house where she stopped short, remembering suddenly that she had no lightning rod, and because she realized at once that this sudden onrush of a thunderstorm could end her life before she could say Jack Robinson, she became sore afraid.
- Lights should not be abruptly switched off or on, but should be dimmed and raised in a gradual fashion.
- Moreover, according to this opinion, these policy goals should not be introduced abruptly, but in a gradual manner to avoid disruption of the market.
- second, raising the price of a series of (industrial) products too abruptly in order to internalise the cost of pollution may act as an external shock and create disturbances in the economy.
- Lights should not be abruptly switched off or on, but should be dimmed and raised in a gradual fashion. This is especially important when housing birds capable of flight.
- Profitability improved from 0-3 % in 1998 to 3,1 %-6 % in 1999 and then fell abruptly to between 0 % and -3 % in 2000 and it was lower than -3 % in the IP.
- The Commission accepts the justification for Germany's request, since it can be shown that abruptly stopping aid which has been granted for decades would threaten the existence of most of the firms affected by the measures, especially the agricultural distilleries.