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suddenly Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adverb happening unexpectedly
    all of a sudden; of a sudden.
    • suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her side
  2. adverb quickly and without warning
    short; dead; abruptly.
    • he stopped suddenly
  3. adverb on impulse; without premeditation
    on the spur of the moment.
    • he decided to go to Chicago on the spur of the moment
    • he made up his mind suddenly