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  • noun Plural form of abruption.


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  • But these huge abruptions cost me dearly in the rest of my life.

    Vicki Iovine: Girlfriends' Guide To Parenting Your Parents: They Are So Hard To Discipline

  • Yet urban areas impose large “abruptions” to this smoothness, and in that sense, the UHI declaration is spot-on.

    Letter to NAS « Climate Audit

  • Little abruptions are not uncommon but a big abruption can be very serious and dramatic. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • No mention is made in the new Williams of the high number of placental abruptions (in which the placenta pulls away from the uterine wall) associated with AFE, though Clark previously reported that they were apparent in up to 50 percent of cases.

    Chicago Reader

  • Opposite, rising in pretty wavy undulation, with occasional abruptions of jagged rock and sunken hollow, the steep hill-sides are brought out in the brightest coloring of delicate light and shade by the golden orb of early morn; towering majestically sunwards, sheer up in front of me, high above all else, still more sombre heights stand out powerfully in solemn contrast against the pale blue of the spring sky, the effect in the distance being antithetical and weird, with the magnificent Ts'ang Shan [AY] standing up as a beautiful background of perpendicular white, from whence range upon range of dark lines loom out in the hazy atmosphere.

    Across China on Foot


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