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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Suddenly
 
  As suddenly as sudden death.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Rise up suddenly like the dry corpse which stood upright in the glory of life when touched by the bones of the prophet.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Suddenly, like a thunder-bolt.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  3
  Flashed suddenly … as love of youth at first sight.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4
  Suddenly as a rain sound can pass from your ear.
            —John Ford
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  More suddenly than doth a moment go.
            —John Keats
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  Suddenly … like a ghost from the tomb.
            —Ruth Putnam
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  Broke as suddenly as a widow’s saving bank.
            —Walter Trumbull
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