(all) of a sudden (or archaic on a sudden)

(all) of a sudden (or archaic on a sudden)

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  • sudden — adj. & n. adj. occurring or done unexpectedly or without warning; abrupt, hurried, hasty (a sudden storm; a sudden departure). n. archaic a hasty or abrupt occurrence. Phrases and idioms: all of a sudden unexpectedly; hurriedly; suddenly. on a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sudden — suddenly, adv. suddenness, n. /sud n/, adj. 1. happening, coming, made, or done quickly, without warning, or unexpectedly: a sudden attack. 2. occurring without transition from the previous form, state, etc.; abrupt: a sudden turn. 3. impetuous;… …   Universalium

  • sudden — adjective occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly. Phrases (all) of a sudden (or archaic on a sudden) suddenly. Derivatives suddenly adverb suddenness noun Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr. sudein, from an alt. of L. subitaneus, from sub …   English new terms dictionary

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