Webster 1913 Edition
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.”
Suddenfear troubleth thee.
Job xxii. 10.
Hastly prepared or employed; quick; rapid.
Never was such a
The apples of Asphaltis, appearing goodly to the
Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate.
Syn. – Unexpected; unusual; abrupt; unlooked-for.–
Herbs of every leaf that
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 suddenlost!
He withdrew his opposition
all of a sudden.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Happening without previous notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparatives.
And sudden fear troubleth thee. Job.22.
For when they shall say, peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them. 1 Thess.5.
2.Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate; passionate. [Not in use.]
On a sudden, sooner than was expected; without the usual preparatives.
How art thou lost, how on a sudden lost!
[Of a sudden, is not usual, and is less elegant.]