Thesaurus / abridge
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
From this, it might be understood in what light she would view an attempt to abridge one of her favorite prerogatives.
When the right time comes, a French milliner will abridge them at a week's notice.
MY MISCELLANIES, VOL. 1 (OF 2)WILKIE COLLINS
With respect to the former, they applied to industry the great imperial principle—sacrifice men to abridge warfare.
I do not propose to abridge the liberties of even this army of fortune-hunters.
THE GRANDISSIMESGEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE
It is an averment of a conclusion of law which is permitted to abridge the facts (positive and negative) on which it is founded.
THE COMMON LAWOLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.
During the reign of Anne, the enemies of Dissent exerted themselves to abridge their liberties.
His motives for so doing were merely to render the spelling conformable with the pronunciation, and to abridge his signature.
MEMOIRS OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, COMPLETELOUIS ANTOINE FAUVELET DE BOURRIENNE
On the 30th of July he addressed a brief to Camayani, which it is necessary to abridge, though of much importance.
This fragment is, perhaps, rather too long; but I think your readers will consider it too beautiful to abridge.
But since the parting must be, 't is well to abridge the pain of long farewell.
WHAT WILL HE DO WITH IT, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
WORDS RELATED TO ABRIDGE
- boil down
- cut back
- cut down
- get to meat
- give main points
- put in a nutshell
- run down
- run through
- sum up
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