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happening quickly and without warning

so sharply inclined as to be almost perpendicular

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marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

exceedingly sudden and unexpected

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extremely steep

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surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

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A systematic review by the same authors (Lindson-Hawley et al) compared gradual reduction of smoking with abrupt cessation and found comparable quit rates.
But an abrupt monsoon weakening occurred 4,100 years ago for 200 years and the lake became ephemeral after this time.
ENPPI of Egypt brought a revival by Gor Mahia of Kenya to an abrupt halt this weekend as they triumphed 3-0 in a CAF Confederation Cup tie.
An abrupt surge that is not backed by supply-and-demand mechanism is most
Summary: Berlin, June 07, 2010, SPA -- The airline industry sought to banish two years of misery with an abrupt turnaround in forecasts today, but a plunging euro, scared markets and a shock new German tax proposal deflated the celebration, according to Reuters.
THE wife of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has told of her devastation as her "fairytale has been brought to an abrupt end".
1 : happening without warning : sudden <The meeting came to an abrupt end.
Kuhn and colleagues found no significant difference in HIV-free survival in Zambia at 24 months between children whose mothers were encouraged to do abrupt weaning at four months and those encouraged to continue breastfeeding for as long as they liked.
In this study researchers conducted a randomised trial to evaluate whether abrupt weaning at 4 months compared with the standard practice has a net benefit for HIV-free survival of children.
One study found no benefit from abrupt cessation of breastfeeding after the first four months of life in infants born to HIV-positive mothers.
It shows that a soft landing' is preferable to an abrupt abolition of quotas, which would create too great a shock in many member states.
With practice manager Joan Tuttiet he was rude and aggressive towards her and abrupt with her.
Only in the regions of abrupt change in flow direction did the coating wear to the bare mold, i.
An abrupt ending, however, may lead some to feel left high and dry.