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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABRIDGED

She gave me an abridged account of her life since we had met.

"Short roads" and "abridged methods" are characteristic of the century.

This is an abridged statement verified by the church itself.

There was no watch kept, and the captives had no indication that they were abridged of their freedom.

In the abridged London edition of 1807, there are plates of an alleged "whale" and a "narwhale."

The following account of this performance is abridged from his autobiography.

Abridged by a Gentleman of Boston, from the London quarto edition.

They have abridged their wide vision and have made it narrow and superficial.

Then the sobriquet was abridged—by night was omitted, but fly remained.

The English translation of the Historia (London, 1826) is abridged.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, abreggen, "to make shorter, to condense," from Old French abregier "abridge, diminish, shorten," from Late Latin abbreviare "make short" (see abbreviate). The sound development from Latin -vi- to French -dg- is paralleled in assuage (from assuavidare) and deluge (from diluvium). Related: Abridged; abridging.

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