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Definitions for suddenly
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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Suddenlyadverb

    In an unexpected manner; without preparation; hastily.

    Etymology: from sudden.

    You shall find three of your Argosies
    Are richly come to harbour suddenly. William Shakespeare.

    If thou can’st accuse,
    Do it without invention suddenly. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    If elision of the air made the sound, the touch of the bell or string could not extinguish so suddenly that motion. Francis Bacon.

    To the pale foes they suddenly draw near,
    And summon them to unexpected fight. Dryden.

    She struck the warlike spear into the ground,
    Which sprouting leaves did suddenly enclose,
    And peaceful olives shaded as they rose. Dryden.

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. Matt Damon:

    The rest of the cast had already wrapped and it was just Ridley and I, he got the sound from their side of the scene and he piped it into my helmet, but didn’t tell me he was going to do it. So suddenly I heard the voices of my friends and it struck me I hadn’t heard another voice for years. I’d been communicating by email. these people were coming to save me, these people who had sacrificed a year of their lives for me. And I just wept. It wasn’t planned or forced, it was about him creating an environment. And it was the dream of an actor because you just have to show up and be relaxed.

  2. Mukaibar Shah:

    Media suddenly starts reporting the upsurge of Covid cases only on weekends to make people fear, but during political rally it sees no problem and this only proves that Corona is a media created virus and all Covid cases is a fake news.

  3. Bart Wakabayashi:

    The drop by dollar/yen was shocking. It was a reminder of how scary the market can become when positions are tilted suddenly in one direction, the dollar's climb in October and November was very steep, so adjustments like this were bound to happen. Equities are going through similar phase after their rally. So far I see it more as position adjustments rather than a more significant change leading to 'risk off' moves.

  4. Eleni Linos:

    The phone user needs to retain the power to choose what happens. Every domestic violence and sexual assault situation is different, and the phone won't know if the abuser suddenly re-enters the room, grabs the phone, or starts listening in. It's tempting to say that the phone should automatically dial 9-1-1, but that could lead to an increase in the number of accidental calls, limit emergency services' capacity to respond to actual urgent calls, and worst of all might tip off the perpetrator that his or her victim is trying to get help.

  5. Keir Giles:

    Europe’s vulnerability that was suddenly exposed existed because of a longstanding complacency by Western powers, western Europe had not been willing to listen to the frontline states who warned over the Russian regime’s intent and understood that more expensive energy was a price worth paying in exchange for not being vulnerable to Russian pressure. This complacency left Russia with multiple open goals to kick at in major Western European capitals, most notably Germany.

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