Definitions starting with S

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sudden: all a sudden or all in (or on) a sudden

[cf. W Car. all in a sudden; OED on a sudden arch. and in a sudden obs. → 1560; cf. current all of a sudden] adv. abruptly: 1936 All on a sudden Unkle Gabe leave (Dupuch 66). All a sudden (Inagua). (Black)

Tags: adverb

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Last update: 2011-10-31 19:15
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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