- The meeting came to an abrupt end.
- The scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career.
- The schoolgirl's education was about to come to an abrupt end, and a future as a house-wife was all she could expect.
- This process could explain why some nebulae appear to result from an outflow that came to an abrupt end.
- Because there weren't enough people in the audience, the performance was brought to an abrupt end.