abridgement

[ uh-brij-muhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF abridgement

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABRIDGEMENT

You might as well publish an abridgement of Waverley or Ivanhoe.

We will endeavour, by abridgement, to lay it before our readers.

This abridgement was made by the different friends of the cause.

Appian, who comes next, does not confine himself merely to the history of the war; Florus gives us only an abridgement.

Notwithstanding the abridgement of their rights, a great many of the Jews attained wealth and distinction.

I chanced to possess an abridgement of the "Biblia naturae," the masterly work of the father of insect anatomy.

The reader, however, would most probably prefer to hear an abridgement of the tale in our own words.

Thus the abridgement of many words was carried to such an extent that nothing significant of the original Indian name remains.

This defect is remedied in the 'Abridgement,' the number of examples being nearly twice as great as in the original work.

It is little more than an abridgement, for the use of young persons, of what the real history should be.

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