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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suddenly, all of a sudden, of a suddenadverb

    happening unexpectedly

    "suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her side"

  2. abruptly, suddenly, short, deadadverb

    quickly and without warning

    "he stopped suddenly"

  3. on the spur of the moment, suddenlyadverb

    on impulse; without premeditation

    "he decided to go to Chicago on the spur of the moment"; "he made up his mind suddenly"

Wiktionary

  1. suddenlyadverb

    Happening quickly and with little or no warning; in a sudden manner.

    Suddenly, the heavens opened and we all got drenched.

Freebase

  1. Suddenly

    "Suddenly" is a single from Ashley Tisdale's debut album Headstrong, the song was released in Germany on May 2, 2008, as her third single there. The song was not released in the United States, and was her debut album's final single.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suddenly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #814

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suddenly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1471

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suddenly' in Adverbs Frequency: #91

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suddenly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suddenly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of suddenly in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Reynolds:

    I had been on the show a number of times, he was asking me about perhaps coming on again. I was shooting in Atlanta and was unable to do it..., when you speak with people like that that you grew up watching and suddenly you are talking to them on the phone, you start to reflect.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Sometimes you lose your way; you walk in the twilight of a forest; and suddenly you see an old but a beautiful house. And that old mossy house is a good quotation! It is old because it has wisdom; it is beautiful because it gives you a hope!

  3. Sudarshan Suchi:

    These children, being already vulnerable, are going to get into a spiral in this. It's not just a question of their sickness from Covid -- it's about their education, it's about their health, it's about their basic social security fabric has come apart suddenly.

  4. Fieger Law -RRB- Fieger:

    It jumps and there suddenly people are no longer in the scene that were there one second before.

  5. Zhang Yongli:

    My biggest worry was my wife had been ill for a while before she got pregnant, and had not fully recovered when she suddenly learned that she was pregnant with five babies, we inquired about the possibility of having the number reduced, but were told that it wasn't possible to abort some babies without putting all [at] risk, and so we decided it was all or nothing and to take the risk. It was my wife's choice, and I supported her.

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    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    • A. tantamount
    • B. commensal
    • C. flabby
    • D. sesquipedalian

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