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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 all of a sudden

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sud·den, n. An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.
 All of a sudden, On a sudden, Of a sudden, sooner than was expected; without the usual preparation; suddenly.
    How art thou lost! how on a sudden lost!   --Milton.
    He withdrew his opposition all of a sudden.   --Thackeray.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 all of a sudden
      adv 1: without warning; "all at once, he started shouting" [syn: all
             at once]
      2: happening unexpectedly; "suddenly she felt a sharp pain in
         her side" [syn: suddenly, of a sudden]