Definition of 'suddenly'
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Example sentences containing 'suddenly'
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The conductor suddenly looks at you and notices your experience. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is also the decade when skincare suddenly gets serious. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My dad died suddenly six months ago. The Sun (2016)The prospective business partners suddenly vanished without trace. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Why is this all going to be suddenly fixed with independence? Times, Sunday Times (2014)You suddenly find yourself weak with fury. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Suddenly he looked shocked and ran out. The Sun (2014) Get elected and suddenly they know police work. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The bungling firm suddenly realised residents had hooked up their homes to the grid for free. The Sun (2013)Suddenly you have gone way up in my estimation. The Sun (2013)Then they may find themselves suddenly surprised to be bitten by the parenting bug. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)And then suddenly without warning one sleeps. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)It was probably the moment when they both suddenly realised what they had just done. Consuelo & Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age (2005)How many times have we seen players suddenly find reasons for not going to an international? The Sun (2013)Relatives of hundreds of people who die suddenly will be urged by coroners to be screened for heart defects. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He looked up suddenly and winked. BomberThis year he died, suddenly and unexpectedly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We've had people who have been here for years and they suddenly get removed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)About 10 years ago her brother died suddenly and left half his house to her. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was nearly 12 when we had to very suddenly and unexpectedly say goodbye to him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Suddenly he's gone up in my estimation. The Sun (2007)Suddenly rock chic suddenly looked hungover, wasted. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'suddenly'
British English: suddenly /ˈsʌdnlɪ/ ADVERB
If something happens suddenly, it happens quickly and unexpectedly.
Her expression suddenly changed.
- American English: suddenly
- Arabic: فَجْأةً
- Brazilian Portuguese: repentinamente
- Chinese: 突然
- Croatian: odjednom
- Czech: náhle
- Danish: pludselig
- Dutch: plotseling
- European Spanish: de repente
- Finnish: yhtäkkiä
- French: soudainement
- German: plötzlich
- Greek: ξαφνικά
- Italian: improvvisamente
- Japanese: 突然に
- Korean: 갑자기
- Norwegian: plutselig
- Polish: nagle
- European Portuguese: repentinamente
- Romanian: deodată
- Russian: вдруг
- Spanish: de repente
- Swedish: plötsligt
- Thai: อย่างกะทันหัน
- Turkish: aniden
- Ukrainian: раптово
- Vietnamese: một cách bất ngờ
Definition of suddenly from the Collins English Dictionary
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