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Ever since the 17th century, when mariners began seeking the mythologized Northwest Passage above Canada, the great sail over the top of the world has been an object of desire because of its potential to abbreviate transit times.
THE WORLD’S NEWEST SHIPPING ROUTE: THE ARCTICSAMANTH SUBRAMANIANMAY 23, 2021QUARTZ
This somber performance, even when abbreviated to just nine minutes, should make spectators profoundly uncomfortable.
IN THE GALLERIES: A PAINFUL, POLITICAL TAKE ON THE ART OF CRUEL SHOESMARK JENKINSAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
However abbreviated, and however shaky the runup, baseball is back!
AT LONG LAST, BASEBALL’S (ALMOST) BACKSARAH SHACHATJULY 21, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
In all letters of this sort they always abbreviate some words; it looks more business-like.
MARJORIE'S BUSY DAYSCAROLYN WELLS
On the days when there is washing or sweeping or baking to do she will have to abbreviate other things.
THE LIBRARY OF WORK AND PLAY: HOUSEKEEPINGELIZABETH HALE GILMAN
Gentlemen, I have seen fit to abbreviate the King's message.
MAKERS OF MADNESSHERMANN HAGEDORN
Every thing tends in a wonderful manner to abbreviate itself and yield its own virtue to him.
ESSAYS, FIRST SERIESRALPH WALDO EMERSON
By this time you can pretty well imagine them, and my story is likely to be too long, unless I abbreviate.
THE NEW PENELOPE AND OTHER STORIES AND POEMSFRANCES FULLER VICTOR
Start off with a general description—perhaps, I will direct your attention to some specific areas to abbreviate it.
WARREN COMMISSION (6 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. VI (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
And we can't know for two or three days unless we abbreviate the trip which all of us would hate to do.
THE LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR DISCOVERS AMERICAC. N. (CHARLES NORRIS) WILLIAMSON AND A. M. (ALICE MURIEL) WILLIAMSON
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WORDS RELATED TO ABBREVIATE

  • abbreviate
  • abort
  • abridge
  • break off
  • break short
  • bring to an end; leave unfinished
  • check
  • checkmate
  • clip
  • curtail
  • diminish
  • end
  • finish
  • freeze
  • halt
  • hinder
  • intercept
  • interrupt
  • postpone
  • put a stop to
  • quit
  • shorten
  • stop
  • stop cold
  • stop dead
  • stop short
  • terminate
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