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Wiktionary3.0 / 5 votes

  1. suddenlyadverb

    all of a sudden, without warning


  2. suddenlyadverb

    Happening quickly and with little or no warning; in a sudden manner.

    Suddenly, the heavens opened and we all got drenched.

    without warning, all of a sudden


Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

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

    happening unexpectedly

    "suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her side"

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

  2. abruptly, suddenly, short, deadadverb

    quickly and without warning

    "he stopped suddenly"

    shortly, curtly, on the spur of the moment, perfectly, short, absolutely, of a sudden, dead, utterly, unawares, abruptly, all of a sudden

  3. on the spur of the moment, suddenlyadverb

    on impulse; without premeditation

    "he decided to go to Chicago on the spur of the moment"; "he made up his mind suddenly"

    dead, on the spur of the moment, all of a sudden, of a sudden, short, abruptly

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. suddenlyadjective

    unexpectedly, abruptly, pop, on a sudden

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "suddenly":

    abruptly, unexpectedly, sudden, sharply, overnight, brutally

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  1. Keir Giles:

    Europe’s vulnerability that was suddenly exposed existed because of a longstanding complacency by Western powers, western Europe had not been willing to listen to the frontline states who warned over the Russian regime’s intent and understood that more expensive energy was a price worth paying in exchange for not being vulnerable to Russian pressure. This complacency left Russia with multiple open goals to kick at in major Western European capitals, most notably Germany.

  2. Eugene Botkin:

    Yesterday, at the same reading, I suddenly heard a word that sounded like "Papulya". I nearly burst into sobs. Again -- this is not a hallucination because the word was pronounced, the voice was similar, and I did not doubt for an instant that my daughter, who was supposed to be in Tobolsk, was talking to me ...

  3. Kenneth Kaitin:

    Scott Gottlieb have to plan these activities in advance because Scott Gottlieb don't just suddenly have a building that's making drugs, when this shutdown ever ends, there's going to be, I think, a formidable backlog of applications that's going to slow everything down to a crawl for a while.

  4. Pawel Marczewski:

    Suddenly they feel at home in their country, something they may have not felt in the past, or they felt they were being treated unfairly. There is a dignity factor here.

  5. Barack Obama:

    Right before the election, they try to scare the heck out of you, and then the election comes, and suddenly the problem is magically gone. Everything's great. ' I'm sorry, what did we say ?'.

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