- There was little outward reaction among officials at the Pentagon, beyond surprise at the abrupt announcement.
- Barkis made this abrupt announcement of their union, and could not hug me enough in token of her unimpaired affection;
- The meeting came to an abrupt end.
- It's very unlike him to be so abrupt.
- She was offended by his abrupt manner.
- He fastened an announcement to the notice board.