All of a sudden

All of a sudden
Sudden Sud"den, n. An unexpected occurrence; a surprise. [1913 Webster]

{All of a sudden}, {On a sudden}, {Of a sudden}, sooner than was expected; without the usual preparation; suddenly. [1913 Webster]

How art thou lost! how on a sudden lost! --Milton. [1913 Webster]

He withdrew his opposition all of a sudden. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • all of a sudden — all at once or all of a sudden very suddenly; if something happens all of a sudden, it happens quickly, and without any sign that it is going to happen All of a sudden there was a knock at the door. All of a sudden, the bedroom window flew open.… …   English dictionary

  • all of a sudden — See: ALL AT ONCE 2 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all of a sudden — See: ALL AT ONCE 2 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all of a sudden — ► (all) of a sudden suddenly. Main Entry: ↑sudden …   English terms dictionary

  • all of a sudden — adverb 1. without warning (Freq. 1) all at once, he started shouting • Syn: ↑all at once 2. happening unexpectedly (Freq. 1) suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her side • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • All of a Sudden — Infobox Album | Name = All of a Sudden Type = Album Artist = John Hiatt Released = 1982 Recorded = ? Genre = Rock Length = ? Label = Geffen Records Producer = Tony Visconti Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg …   Wikipedia

  • All Of A Sudden — Lazy Jack Lazy Jack Lazy Jack à l Elysée Montmartre (Paris) Pays d’origine Paris …   Wikipédia en Français

  • all of a sudden — suddenly, without advance warning All of a sudden it became cloudy and began to rain. неожиданно We were sitting рeacefully at dinner, when all of a sudden the lights went out …   Idioms and examples

  • all of a sudden — adverb Suddenly, quickly. All of a sudden I felt very hot and tired …   Wiktionary

  • all of a sudden — happening or done quickly and without any warning. All of a sudden we heard a loud explosion that shook the building …   New idioms dictionary


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