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]


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