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  • adjective comparative form of abrupt: more abrupt

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Examples

  • His muse-daemon was a kinky spirit, demanding abrupter rhythms and ever more bizarre word-choices.

    Proudly Defying Description

  • They seem to me noble and beautiful in themselves, and as truly artistic, if not as theatrical, as any abrupter catastrophe could be.

    John Gabriel Borkman

  • They seem to me noble and beautiful in themselves, and as truly artistic, if not as theatrical, as any abrupter catastrophe could be.

    John Gabriel Borkman

  • That is why, during the troubled Middle Ages when the oscillations of national and individual life were yet abrupter -- when, therefore, that classical quality of temperance was more than ever at a discount -- the Bible took so firm a hold upon you.

    South Wind

  • Rome and Naples, he might have heard things that would have brought the negotiations at the Consulta to an abrupter close one way or the other.

    The World Decision

  • As they approached the summit of the mountain the path took abrupter turns, and was crossed in numberless places by the channels of winter avalanches, which had mown down great pines as if they had been blades of grass.

    The Queen of Sheba & My Cousin the Colonel

  • Meanwhile, the vast dense masses of white cloud gathered below them, resting here and there in the hollows of the mountains like gigantic walls and bastions, and leaning against the abrupter face of the precipice in one great unbroken barrier of opaque, immaculate, impenetrable pearl.

    St. Winifred's, or The World of School

  • They seem to me noble and beautiful in themselves, and as truly artistic, if not as theatrical, as any abrupter catastrophe could be.

    John Gabriel Borkman

  • The only modifying circumstance to the geologist is, that though the sandstone beds run continuously along the cliff for miles together, distinct as the white bands in a piece of onyx, the intervening beds of shale are swarded over, save where we here and there see them laid bare in some abrupter acclivity or deeper water-course.

    The Cruise of the Betsey or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland

  • On the way up, keeping to the steeper and abrupter route, one catches sight of the monks’ garden — a little paradise with vines, beehives, onions, lettuces, cabbages, marigolds to colour the risotto with, and a little plot of great luxuriant tobacco plants.

    Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino

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