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
It may all of a sudden have a safety signal, if it doesn't work, it doesn't protect people. I've been involved in vaccine work for decades. Not every vaccine we went after worked.
That was our set routine and then all of a sudden I'm gone, and he doesn't know why. He can't understand why.
Maybe some people would describe me as abrasive or bitchy or whatever because I vowed from that age no man would ever abuse me, call me out my name or treat me like that, then all of a sudden that was my life.
Joni Mitchell all of a sudden had a deeper resonance in what it means to have hope in these walls around us right now.
This opens a new window of opportunity for prediction and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest, and for many patients we may have more time to intervene than we realized.
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- sobtatCatalan, Valencian
- brat, pludseligDanish
- jäh, plötzlichGerman
- súbito, repentinoSpanish
- äkillinen, yhtäkkinenFinnish
- subit, soudaine, soudainFrench
- obann, gradScottish Gaelic
- improvviso, improvvisaItalian
- spējš, pēkšņsLatvian
- plotseling, plotselingeDutch
- repentina, repentinoPortuguese
- brusc, subit, neașteptat, neprevăzutRomanian
- неожиданный, внезапныйRussian
- nȅnādan, nágao, ȉznenādanSerbo-Croatian
- అకస్మాత్తుగా, హఠాత్తుగాTelugu
- рапто́вий, наглий, несподіванийUkrainian
- đột ngột, thình lìnhVietnamese
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