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I was a very shy girl who led an insulated life; it was only when I came to Oxford, and to Harvard before that, that suddenly I saw the power of people. I didn't know such a power existed, I saw people criticising their own president; you couldn't do that in Pakistan - you'd be thrown in prison.
Benazir Bhutto

Meaning of "suddenly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUDDENLY

suddenly  [ˈsʌdənlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUDDENLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Suddenly is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES SUDDENLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of suddenly in the English dictionary

The definition of suddenly in the dictionary is quickly and without warning; unexpectedly.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUDDENLY


certainly
ˈsɜːtənlɪ
commonly
ˈkɒmənlɪ
curmudgeonly
kəˈmʌdʒənlɪ
evenly
ˈiːv ənlɪ
forbiddenly
fəˈbɪdənlɪ
goldenly
ˈɡəʊldənlɪ
heavenly
ˈhɛvənlɪ
hiddenly
ˈhɪdənlɪ
humanly
ˈhjuːmənlɪ
maidenly
ˈmeɪdənlɪ
mistakenly
mɪˈsteɪkənlɪ
modernly
ˈmɒdənlɪ
openly
ˈəʊpənlɪ
soddenly
ˈsɒdənlɪ
stubbornly
ˈstʌbənlɪ
sullenly
ˈsʌlənlɪ
uncommonly
ʌnˈkɒmənlɪ
unevenly
ʌnˈiːvənlɪ
unmaidenly
ʌnˈmeɪdənlɪ
womanly
ˈwʊmənlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUDDENLY

sudatory
Sudbury
sudd
sudden
sudden adult death syndrome
sudden cardiac death
sudden death
sudden death syndrome
sudden infant death syndrome
sudden-wealth syndrome
suddenness
suddenty
sudder
Sudeten
Sudeten Mountains
Sudetenland
Sudetes
sudoku
sudor
sudoral

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUDDENLY

alienly
barrenly
brazenly
brokenly
cravenly
crestfallenly
drunkenly
forsakenly
greenly
keenly
leadenly
moltenly
outspokenly
queenly
rottenly
slovenly
strickenly
unbrokenly
vixenly
woodenly

Synonyms and antonyms of suddenly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUDDENLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «suddenly» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of suddenly

Translation of «suddenly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUDDENLY

Find out the translation of suddenly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of suddenly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «suddenly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

突然
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de repente
570 millions of speakers

English

suddenly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अचानक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فَجْأةً
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вдруг
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

repentinamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হঠাৎ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

soudainement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tiba-tiba
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

plötzlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

突然に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

갑자기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

ujug-ujug
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một cách bất ngờ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திடீரென்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अचानक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aniden
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

improvvisamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nagle
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

раптово
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deodată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξαφνικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skielik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

plötsligt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

plutselig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of suddenly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUDDENLY»

The term «suddenly» is very widely used and occupies the 6.863 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUDDENLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about suddenly

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUDDENLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word suddenly.
1
Maya Angelou
In the flush of love's light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
2
Bea Arthur
I suddenly realized that comedy, for me, was just being honest, and playing it for real. I've seen so many wonderful actors who turn into creatures from another planet when they're told they are supposed to be playing comedy.
3
Nicole Beharie
My mom has an English accent, so we always referred to the trunk as the 'boot.' And then, suddenly, we moved to Georgia and I would say things like 'open the boot' with a bit of an accent, and I quickly realized I had to adapt; that kind of thing will get you beat up!
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Benazir Bhutto
I was a very shy girl who led an insulated life; it was only when I came to Oxford, and to Harvard before that, that suddenly I saw the power of people. I didn't know such a power existed, I saw people criticising their own president; you couldn't do that in Pakistan - you'd be thrown in prison.
5
Esme Bianco
I don't think the very fact that I'm a woman makes me suddenly more vulnerable or more inherently used and abused.
6
Brad Bird
If you move something 10 pounds through space and then stop suddenly, there's a little overshoot. When you transfer weight from one leg to another, there's a certain way that it happens.
7
Roy Blount, Jr.
When money gets too far away from actual, physical, real equity and property it gets too abstract and too distantly derived and then suddenly it's not worth anything anymore. And the same is true of language.
8
Max Brooks
We live in such a service-based, globalised economy where very few people actually make anything and the people who do make stuff... it's all part of a massive global supply chain. So what if all those chains were suddenly cut, how would you make something? How would you keep people alive? And that was something I wanted to explore.
9
James Buchan
The year 2008 was a reminder to those who had forgotten that there is such a thing as history and that the cycle of famine and feast in commerce, first identified in antiquity and well understood in the Middle Ages, was not suddenly abolished in modern times.
10
Ron Chernow
There is a kind of fear, approaching a panic, that's spreading through the Baby Boom Generation, which has suddenly discovered that it will have to provide for its own retirement.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUDDENLY»

Discover the use of suddenly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to suddenly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Suddenly!
Preston Pig has the strangest feeling he is being followed Preston is on his way home from school. Hungry Mister Wolf is lying in wait for Preston. But every time he thinks the little pig is within his reach... suddenly .
Colin McNaughton, 2002
2
Suddenly You
She was unmarried, untouched and almost thirty, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn't about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man.
Lisa Kleypas, 2009
3
Suddenly
Sixteen-year-old Emily is in the car with her boyfriend when he hits and kills a young boy she knows, and that death has a dramatic effect on them, the boy's family, and Emily's own parents.
Hila Colman, 1987
4
Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding ...
And Suddenly in Charge provides this unique approach with two books in one: read it one direction and you’ll find all the tips and tools you need to manage down and establish credibility with your team; flip the book over and you’ll ...
Roberta Chinsky Matuson, 2011
5
Suddenly
Wanted: Wife of good family, attractive but not too beautiful, calm, reasonable and mature…for marriage of convenience.
Candace Camp, 2012
6
Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less
When they look at their current lifestyle, they have no idea where they can trim the fat without sacrificing their quality of life. That’s exactly what this guide will do.
Leah Ingram, 2009
7
Suddenly Jewish: Jews Raised as Gentiles Discover Their ...
Dramatic personal stories of the unexpected discovery of a Jewish heritage.
Barbara Kessel, 2012
8
Suddenly, a Knock on the Door
Etgar Keret is an ingenious and original master of the short story. Radical, witty and always unusual, declared a 'genius' by the New York Times, Keret brings all of his prodigious talent to bear in this bestselling collection.
Etgar Keret, 2012
9
Suddenly Last Summer
Winner of Off-Broadway's Vernon Rice Award, which earned unanimous critical praise in its long-run production by the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre.
Tennessee Williams, 1986
10
Suddenly Southern: A Yankee's Guide to Living in Dixie
With this book on your shelf, they'll never be able to say "Yankee, go home" again.
Maureen Duffin-Ward, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUDDENLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term suddenly is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tragic care worker dies suddenly aged 22 - just weeks after her 49 …
A tragic young care home worker has died suddenly - just weeks after her mother passed away unexpectedly. Nicole Ross, 22, was rushed to hospital on Friday ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Montgomery Township police K-9 Duke dies suddenly
Highly decorated Montgomery Township police K-9 officer Duke, who served with the department for more than four years, has died suddenly due to an ... «The Times Herald, Jul 15»
3
Casino suddenly seems respectable — in Rexdale: Hume
Suddenly, all those concerns about the social impact of problem gambling, the research showing casinos contribute very little to local economies, the anti-urban ... «Toronto Star, Jun 15»
4
Shoppers in Malaysian mall tumble when escalator suddenly reverses
All Singapore Stuff shared the video on its Facebook page along with the caption: "A busy escalator in a Malaysian mall suddenly goes crazy and goes in ... «AsiaOne, Jun 15»
5
AmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight
NEW YORK (AP) -- American Express said president Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York. The credit ... «San Jose Mercury News, May 15»
6
UPROOTED Theatre's 'Suddenly, Last Summer' has trouble heating up
Take that principle further than Tennessee Williams dared yet go when writing "Menagerie" and one gets "Suddenly, Last Summer" — an allegorical and nearly ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 15»
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Pregnant mum was desperate for the loo - then suddenly gives birth …
Childminder Olivia said: "At the time I thought I just needed the toilet. I pushed and suddenly I was in dire pain, but it wasn't enough to think I was having a baby. «mirror.co.uk, May 15»
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UPROOTED bids farewell with Tennessee Williams' 'Suddenly, Last …
UPROOTED Theatre's last show will be Tennessee Williams' “Suddenly, Last Summer,” with founding member Marti Gobel (center) in the cast. The company's ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 15»
9
Madison Small: Virginia Teen Dies Suddenly From Mystery Illness
Tim Small stated during an interview with local WUSA9 News, that doctors at the Virginia hospital had not given him a reason for his daughter's sudden illness ... «The Inquisitr, Apr 15»
10
Strong-willed women square off in Southern Rep production of …
The cast of 'Suddenly Last Summer,' from left, Brenda Currin (Violet Venable), Rebecca Rae (Mrs. Foxhill), Morrey McElroy (Mrs. Holly), David Williams (George ... «NOLA.com, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Suddenly [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/suddenly>. Dec 2019 ».
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