Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being sudden, in any sense; a coming or happening without previous notice.

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  • noun The state of being sudden.

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  • noun the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

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Examples

  • "It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil."

    American Girl

  • "It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil."

    American Girl

  • “Then it dawned upon me with a certain suddenness,” he wrote in these pages in 1897, “that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil.”

    Are We White?

  • “Then it dawned upon me with a certain suddenness,” he wrote in these pages in 1897, “that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil.”

    Are We White?

  • "It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil."

    American Girl

  • "It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil."

    American Girl

  • "It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil."

    American Girl

  • "It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil."

    ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’

  • "It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil."

    Crossing the Color Line

  • "It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil."

    ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’

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