happening without warning or in a short space of time
"a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure"
An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.
Happening quickly and with little or no warning, snell.
The sudden drop in temperature left everyone cold and confused.
happening without previous notice or with very brief notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparation; immediate; instant; speedy
hastly prepared or employed; quick; rapid
hasty; violent; rash; precipitate
an unexpected occurrence; a surprise
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
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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Rank popularity for the word 'sudden' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2556
Rank popularity for the word 'sudden' in Adjectives Frequency: #346
The numerical value of sudden in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of sudden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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All of a sudden somebody started shooting.
Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought.
All of the sudden we heard people screaming.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
All of a sudden we were just alone, it was great.
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- sobtatCatalan, Valencian
- pludselig, bratDanish
- plötzlich, jähGerman
- súbito, repentinoSpanish
- yhtäkkinen, äkillinenFinnish
- soudain, soudaine, subitFrench
- grad, obannScottish Gaelic
- improvviso, improvvisaItalian
- pēkšņs, spējšLatvian
- plotselinge, plotselingDutch
- repentino, repentinaPortuguese
- neașteptat, brusc, subit, neprevăzutRomanian
- неожиданный, внезапныйRussian
- nȅnādan, ȉznenādan, nágaoSerbo-Croatian
- హఠాత్తుగా, అకస్మాత్తుగాTelugu
- несподіваний, наглий, рапто́вийUkrainian
- thình lình, đột ngộtVietnamese
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