from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Happening quickly and with little or no warning; in a sudden manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sudden or unexpected manner; unexpectedly; hastily; without preparation or premeditation; quickly; immediately.
  • In zoology, sharply; abruptly; squarely: as, a part suddenly truncate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. on impulse; without premeditation
  • adv. happening unexpectedly
  • adv. quickly and without warning


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