On 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]


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  • On a sudden — On On ([o^]n), prep. [OE. on, an, o, a, AS. on, an; akin to D. aan, OS. & G. an, OHG. ana, Icel. [=a], Sw. [*a], Goth. ana, Russ. na, L. an , in anhelare to pant, Gr. ana , Zend ana. [root]195. Cf. {A }, 1, {Ana }, {Anon}.] The general… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on a sudden — phrasal see all of a sudden …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • on a sudden — adverb see of a sudden …   Useful english dictionary

  • on a sudden — Suddenly …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • (all) of a sudden (or archaic on a sudden) — suddenly. → sudden …   English new terms dictionary

  • on the sudden — adverb see of a sudden …   Useful english dictionary

  • On a bowline — On On ([o^]n), prep. [OE. on, an, o, a, AS. on, an; akin to D. aan, OS. & G. an, OHG. ana, Icel. [=a], Sw. [*a], Goth. ana, Russ. na, L. an , in anhelare to pant, Gr. ana , Zend ana. [root]195. Cf. {A }, 1, {Ana }, {Anon}.] The general… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • On a wind — On On ([o^]n), prep. [OE. on, an, o, a, AS. on, an; akin to D. aan, OS. & G. an, OHG. ana, Icel. [=a], Sw. [*a], Goth. ana, Russ. na, L. an , in anhelare to pant, Gr. ana , Zend ana. [root]195. Cf. {A }, 1, {Ana }, {Anon}.] The general… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • On a suddenty — Suddenty Sud den*ty, n. [Cf. F. soudainet[ e].] Suddenness; a sudden. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] {On a suddenty}, on a sudden. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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