KJV Dictionary Definition: sudden
SUD'DEN, a. L. subitaneus.
1. Happening without previous notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparatives.
And sudden fear troubleth thee. Job.22.
For when they shall say, peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them. 1 Thess.5.
2. Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate; passionate. Not in use.
SUD'DEN, n. An unexpected occurrence; surprise. Not in use.
On a sudden, sooner than was expected; without the usual preparatives.
How art thou lost, how on a sudden lost!
Of a sudden, is not usual, and is less elegant.
SUD'DENNESS, n. State of being sudden; a coming or happening without previous notice. The suddenness of the event precluded preparation.