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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Happening without warning.

Usage examples (39)
  • All of a sudden, the cat jumped up and ran out of the room.
  • A sudden storm
  • But the term sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, wasn't coined until the 1960s when it was declared a medical disorder.
  • Why all of the sudden is there a fanboy following for Ryan Gosling? for more
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