The abrupt way he left me on my own gave me a lonely feeling, for some reason.
"And the abrupt way they did it was almost unprofessional."
He had an abrupt way of laughing, but there was no fault to be found with his mathematical ability.
Annie was annoyed by the abrupt way he turned away and went out.
He stared and said in his abrupt way, How not?
"Hold the thing," he said, nodding at the bottle in an abrupt way.
Envy, in turn, has been exploited into a strong resentment among some over the abrupt way things have changed.
This is a rather abrupt way to come off heroin.
I'm sorry I had to answer it in this abrupt way.
She was vague, with an abrupt way of jumping from one subject to another.