of a sudden

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Synonyms for of a sudden

happening unexpectedly

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All of a sudden she was arrested in the middle of a fine paragraph by Mac, who sat bolt upright, brought both feet down with a thump, and said, in a rough, excited tone
You've got a Pujols there, who you don't want to pitch to, and you have a Ludwick and now all of a sudden Matt Holliday," Torre said.
So Steve Lyons is an ex-broadcaster all of a sudden, and the surprise is that this sort of thing doesn't happen more often.
And all of a sudden, the A's starting pitching beyond Tim Hudson, ironically, is a question mark.
And the Angels, all of a sudden winners of seven of nine, are finally getting it again, with Ortiz (10-6) leading the way.