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ˈsʌd nsud·den

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suddenadjective

    happening without warning or in a short space of time

    "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure"

Wiktionary

  1. suddennoun

    An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.

  2. suddenadverb

    Suddenly.

  3. suddenadjective

    Happening quickly and with little or no warning, snell.

    The sudden drop in temperature left everyone cold and confused.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SUDDENadjective

    Etymology: soudain, French; soden , Saxon.

    We have not yet set down this day of triumph;
    To-morrow, in my judgment, is too sudden. William Shakespeare.

    There was never any thing so sudden but Cæsar’s thrasonical brag, of I came, saw and overcame. William Shakespeare.

    Herbs sudden flower’d,
    Opening their various colours. John Milton.

    I grant him
    Sudden, malicious, smacking of ev’ry sin. William Shakespeare.

  2. Suddennoun

    Parents should mark the witty excuses of their children at suddains and surprisals, rather than pamper them. Henry Wotton.

    Following the flyers at the very heels,
    With them he enters, who upon the sudden
    Clapt to their gates. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    How art thou lost, how on a sudden lost? John Milton.

    They keep their patients so warm as almost to stifle them, and all on a sudden the cold regimen is in vogue. Thomas Baker.

    When you have a mind to leave your master, grow rude and saucy of a sudden, and beyond your usual behaviour. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. Sudden

    James Green aka "Sudden" is a fictional character created by an English author Oliver Strange in the early 1930s as the hero of a series, originally published by George Newnes Books Ltd, set in the American Wild West era. Oliver Strange died in 1952, and the series was revived by Frederick H. Christian in the 1960s. Christian classified the books as "Piccadilly westerns", that is books written by English authors, simply drawing on the conventions the genre, with no first hand experience of America. The Sudden books are among the earliest and best-loved of the type. Sudden is portrayed as an intrepid and accurate gunfighter in search of two men who cheated his foster father. James Green earns the nickname "Sudden" because of his lightning speed with a gun. Sudden is portrayed as a stereotypical gunfighter: an intelligent and resourceful drifting cowboy who is respectful of the law, unwilling to use a gun unless absolutely necessary, humanitarian, brave, strong, and fair. The first book was published in 1930 and was followed by 10 more until the 1940s and featured vivid descriptions of the western American landscape, rare in an author at that time. The series became popular for its exciting narrations combining elements of mystery, suspense, and action, with engaging characters, in a Wild West setting of dusty towns, ranches, and saloons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suddenadjective

    happening without previous notice or with very brief notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparation; immediate; instant; speedy

  2. Suddenadjective

    hastly prepared or employed; quick; rapid

  3. Suddenadjective

    hasty; violent; rash; precipitate

  4. Suddenadverb

    suddenly; unexpectedly

  5. Suddennoun

    an unexpected occurrence; a surprise

Freebase

  1. Sudden

    James Green aka Sudden is a fictional character created by an English author Oliver Strange in the late 1930s as the hero of a series, originally published by George Newnes Books Ltd, set in the American Wild West era. Oliver Strange died in 1952, and the series was revived by Frederick H. Christian in the 1960s. Christian classified the books as "Piccadilly westerns", that is books written by English authors, simply drawing on the conventions the genre, with no first hand experience of America. The Sudden books are among the earliest and best-loved of the type. Sudden is portrayed as an intrepid and accurate gunfighter in search of two men who cheated his foster father. James Green earns the nickname "Sudden" because of his lightning speed with a gun. Sudden is portrayed as a stereotypical gunfighter: an intelligent and resourceful drifting cowboy who is respectful of the law, unwilling to use a gun unless absolutely necessary, humanitarian, brave, strong, and fair. The first book was published in 1930 and was followed by 10 more until the 1940s and featured vivid descriptions of the western American landscape, rare in an author at that time. The series became popular for its exciting narrations combining elements of mystery, suspense, and action, with engaging characters, in a Wild West setting of dusty towns, ranches, and saloons.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sudden

    sud′en, adj. unexpected: hasty: abrupt.—adv. Sud′denly.—n. Sud′denness, (Scot.) Sud′denty.—On a sudden, Of a sudden, suddenly, sooner than was expected. [O. Fr. sodain—L. subitaneus, sudden—subitus, coming stealthily—sub, up, īre, ītum, to go.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sudden' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2556

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sudden' in Adjectives Frequency: #346

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sudden in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sudden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sudden in a Sentence

  1. Winston Churchill:

    The heights of great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night.

  2. Randy Smallwood:

    Antomina has always been right at the top of our list, it is one of the best mines in the world, we had talked to Glencore in the past - about four or five times - just bringing it up as a possible opportunity. But at the time they just didn't have a need for capitalThen they did have a need for capital, in terms of trying to pay down their debt. All of a sudden there was interest in doing a stream on Antomina.

  3. Laksheish M Patel:

    The ways how SBICAP broker makes clients to loss money 1) Trading platform is clamp down during market fall 2) No command is accepted by trading platform when market swings and at closing session 3) Whole screen or transaction page of trading platform gets whitewashed especially during sudden surge or downfall 4) Accounting system is ambiguous and tricky 5) Automated reply to each complaints and not resolving. No real customer service

  4. Shelene Etchison:

    There is a sudden loss of community, identity, purpose, you go from an organization where literally your squad leader or whoever's in charge of you, their job is to have personal accountability of you every day.

  5. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    Sequestration is a sudden and arbitrary cut in the defense budget that we can't predict.

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