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 for Of a sudden
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sudden \Sud"den\, n.
     An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.
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     All of a sudden, On a sudden, Of a sudden, sooner than
        was expected; without the usual preparation; suddenly.
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              How art thou lost! how on a sudden lost! --Milton.
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              He withdrew his opposition all of a sudden.
                                                    --Thackeray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  of a sudden
      adv 1: happening unexpectedly; "suddenly she felt a sharp pain
             in her side" [syn: suddenly, all of a sudden, of a
             sudden]

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