Quickly and unexpectedly: the ambassador died suddenly [sentence adverb]: suddenly I heard a loud scream
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- He was looking better than he had in a long time, so it was a terrible shock that he died so suddenly.
- Friends of a young mother who died suddenly are gearing up to raise cash for her son.
- Auden spent much of the last years of his life in Oxford, and died suddenly in Vienna.
immediately, instantaneously, instantly, straightaway, all of a sudden, all at once, promptly, abruptly, swiftly;
unexpectedly, without warning, without notice, out of the blue
informal straight off, in a flash, like a shot
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