Thesaurus / abbreviate
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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
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
Marginal notes always abbreviate: Moray and Lennox expand; and they clearly, to my mind, cite a common text.
THE MYSTERY OF MARY STUARTANDREW LANG
Here he omits a whole sentence, and begins to abbreviate the story and alter it to suit himself.
WORDS RELATED TO ABBREVIATE
- boiled down
- cut short
- cut to the bone
- in a nutshell
- not protracted
- short and sweet
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