Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: suddenness
IPA transcription: [s'ʌdənnəs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: abruptness, precipitateness, precipitousness, precipitance, precipitancy, suddenness
    Meaning: the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
Usage examples
  • It is the suddenness of that waistcoat which hits you.
  • "I sing," he said, with naif suddenness and simplicity.
  • When he did bring up it was with disconcerting suddenness.
  • Once more, the two spectators started, as he turned upon her with a frightful suddenness.
  • Tarzan depended upon his own quickness and the suddenness of his attack, for he had no bait or hook.
  • My longing was beyond the power of opposition; I closed my eyes, stretched out my arms toward the god of my vocation and felt myself drawn with the suddenness of thought through the trackless immensity of space.
  • The man under him, thrown to the ground by the suddenness of Tom's leap on him, was wriggling and squirming with all the desperation of a trapped creature, when the individual with the flying footsteps hove in sight.
  • The fire from the vessels was most ineffectual, owing, as I afterward learned, to the unexpected suddenness of the first volley, which caught the ship's crews entirely unprepared and the sighting apparatus of the guns unprotected from the deadly aim of our warriors.