Meanwhile, vulnerability, risk, unpredictability, and sudden transformation are the constitutive experiences of human life.
Obama's strategic Af-Pak adviser Bruce Riedel unravels the plots—and what Osama bin Laden's sudden spate of new messages means.
His visit to Florence was cut short by a sudden pain in his leg that prevented him from walking.
The sudden outbreak in fighting was unexpected for the Assad regime, and for many residents too.
They also spoke to “health experts” about her sudden weight gain.
Of a sudden it grew lighter, and the rain dwindled to a fine mist.
Mrs. Van Geist fixed her niece with a sudden look of suspicion.
Riley's eyes had opened in a sudden movement of consciousness.
He was not naturally bad, but he had fallen a victim to sudden temptation.
But at the sight my blood rushed of a sudden through my veins and drowned my reason.
late 13c., perhaps via Anglo-French sodein, from Old French subdain "immediate, sudden," from Vulgar Latin *subitanus, variant of Latin subitaneus "sudden," from subitus "come or go up stealthily," from sub "up to" + ire "come, go." Phrase all of a sudden first attested 1680s, earlier of a sudayn (1590s), upon the soden (1550s). Sudden death, tie-breakers in sports, first recorded 1927; earlier in reference to coin tosses (1834).