Given the abruptness of his departure, he may yet have to decide himself, aides and friends say.
I beg, madam, he said, you will excuse the abruptness of my manner in our late interview.
He admitted the impeachment in the midst of his astonishment with an abruptness equal to her own.
His conception was apt to be fantastic, while his colouring was vivid to abruptness, and he was deficient in charm of expression.
He stopped in the middle of the room with an abruptness which portended something.
She pulled herself up suddenly, and looked furtively at Mr. Preston to see if he had taken any notice of her abruptness.
"I was thinking of Cousin Jack," she said, a little startled at his abruptness.
Qualities of Shakspere's style: energy, obscurity, abruptness, brevity (in late plays).
"Your sister is beautiful," she said, with an abruptness that was almost anger.
The abruptness with which Edward Vernon retired from the discussion with his partner and agent had a singular effect upon both.