The suddenness of Sarah Palin's resignation Friday raises the question about whether Palin is leaving to avert a major scandal.
But it was the suddenness of his proposal to Megan upon arriving back in New York that had even her gasping with surprise.
Its suddenness surprised a plan which I have been perfecting for a long time.
He was stunned by the suddenness of the catastrophe that had overtaken them.
The suddenness of this reversion to another stage of their argument enhanced his natural difficulty in understanding her.
Moreover, the suddenness of the call alarmed her and raised doubts.
"Oh, we've reached the station already," chirped Allee with a suddenness which made everyone jump.
Then he dropped the easy, bantering manner with a suddenness that was startling.
Don Quixote, surprised by the suddenness of this rush, hesitated and looked a bit dazed.
"I have been robbed," she exclaimed indignantly in the suddenness of her surprise.
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).