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- adv. Suddenly, quickly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. sooner than was expected; without the usual preparation; suddenly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. happening unexpectedly
- adv. without warning
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And all of a sudden he thought of a nice little Birch Tree growing out in the woods: to the Pine, that would be a really charming princess.
Am I supposed to care that my father, who went three years when I was a child without a single phone call, letter, or visit to me, on account of being too wasted to remember the fact of his seedage left behind in Georgetown, has all of a sudden decided to care?
I was going down Eisenhower Drive, and all of a sudden the car in front of me stopped short.
"Yesterday you were all ready to ride fifty kloms north on the off-chance of running into Wulfmeier, and then C.J. calls and tells you the new loaner's in and her name's Eleanor, and all of a sudden you can't get home fast enough."
So all of a sudden the Hispano-cop and his big gay partner were all, "Whaaa —?"
Then all of a sudden the good housewife remembered what the Wise Man had said about the fulling-water.
On another occasion when a friend who was visiting me from Walla Walla and I were driving to evening Mass, all of a sudden my car stopped dead about a mile and a half from church.
Were lip-locked, temps rising, when all of a sudden
When the infant had taken its fill the young mother sat it upright in her lap, and looking into the far distance dandled it with a gloomy indifference that was almost dislike; then all of a sudden she fell to violently kissing it some dozens of times, as if she could never leave off, the child crying at the vehemence of an onset which strangely combined passionateness with contempt.
But all of a sudden Roger Bortch broke into a trusting, masculine grin.