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It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.Thomas γ Kempis
Adjectiveabrupt (comparative more abrupt or abrupter, superlative most abrupt or abruptest)
- Broken off; very steep or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; as, abrupt places.
- Tumbling through ricks abrupt. - Thomson
- Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
- The cause of your abrupt departure. - Shakespeare, Henry VI Part I, II-iii
- Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.
- Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected.
- The party came to an abrupt end when the parents of our host arrived.
- The abrupt style, which hath many breaches. - B. Jonson
- (botany) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate; truncata.
broken off or very steep
sudden or hasty
curt in manner
having sudden transitions from one state to next
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Third person singular
- (transitive) To tear off or asunder.
- Till death abrupts them. - Sir T. Browne
- To interrupt suddenly.
- (poetic) Something which is abrupt.
- Over the vast abrupt. - Milton
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