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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sudden  \Sud"den\,  n. 
  An  unexpected  occurrence;  a  surprise. 
  {All  of  a  sudden},  {On  a  sudden},  {Of  a  sudden},  sooner  than 
  was  expected;  without  the  usual  preparation;  suddenly. 
  How  art  thou  lost!  how  on  a  sudden  lost!  --Milton. 
  He  withdrew  his  opposition  all  of  a  sudden. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sudden  \Sud"den\,  a.  [OE.  sodian,  sodein  OF  sodain,  sudain,  F. 
  soudain,  L.  subitaneus,  fr  subitus  sudden,  that  has  come 
  unexpectedly,  p.  p.  of  subire  to  come  on  to  steal  upon  sub 
  under  secretly  +  ire  to  go  See  {Issue},  and  cf 
  1.  Happening  without  previous  notice  or  with  very  brief 
  notice;  coming  unexpectedly,  or  without  the  common 
  preparation;  immediate;  instant;  speedy.  ``O  sudden  wo!'' 
  --Chaucer.  ``For  fear  of  sudden  death.''  --Shak. 
  Sudden  fear  troubleth  thee.  --Job  xxii. 
  2.  Hastly  prepared  or  employed;  quick;  rapid. 
  Never  was  such  a  sudden  scholar  made  --Shak. 
  The  apples  of  Asphaltis,  appearing  goodly  to  the 
  sudden  eye.  --Milton. 
  3.  Hasty;  violent;  rash;  precipitate.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  Syn:  Unexpected;  unusual;  abrupt;  unlooked-for.  -- 
  {Sud"den*ly},  adv  --  {Sud"den*ness},  n. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sudden  \Sud"den\,  adv 
  Suddenly;  unexpectedly.  [R.] 
  Herbs  of  every  leaf  that  sudden  flowered.  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  happening  without  warning  or  in  a  short  space  of  time;  "a 
  sudden  storm";  "a  sudden  decision";  "a  sudden  cure" 
  [ant:  {gradual}] 

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