on a sudden
phrasal see all of a sudden

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  • 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!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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

  • 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!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all of a sudden — also on a sudden phrasal sooner than was expected ; at once …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone — Infobox Album Name = All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone Type = Album Artist = Explosions in the Sky Released = February 20, 2007 Recorded = Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minnesota August 2006 with John Congleton Genre = Post rock Length = 43:34 …   Wikipedia

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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