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  1. all of a sudden, all at onceadverb

    without warning

    "all at once, he started shouting"

    Synonyms:
    suddenly, all at once, of a sudden, all together

  2. suddenly, all of a sudden, of a suddenadverb

    happening unexpectedly

    "suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her side"

    Synonyms:
    on the spur of the moment, suddenly, short, of a sudden, dead, abruptly, all at once

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  1. Pam Dawber:

    Somehow he had that magic. If you put it on paper you would be appalled, but somehow he had this guileless little thing that he would do – those sparkly eyes. He’d look at you, really playful, like a puppy, all of a sudden. And then he’d grab your t--s and then run away. And somehow he could get away with it. It was the '70s, after all.

  2. Joshua Ayers:

    All of a sudden, the door on the north side of the room slams open. A guy rushes in, pulls up a gun with his right hand... and began firing at the far north corner table, he didn't speak a word -- just ran in and started shooting.

  3. Max Westphal:

    All of a sudden we hear a massive flurry of gunshots -- 20 to 30 gunshots for sure.

  4. Townes Van Zandt:

    All of a sudden there's a song - there in your hotel room playing your guitar - and you write it, and two or three years later it will come true. It keeps you on your toes.

  5. Mick Fanning:

    I had this feeling that something was behind (me), and all of a sudden I felt like I started getting pulled underwater. And then the thing came up and I was on my board and it was right there, i had this thought, 'What if it comes around for another go at me?'.

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