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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURTAILING

Mahmoud was bent on depriving them of their wealth and curtailing their privileges.

"Come in this way, madam," he added with grave dignity, but curtailing the bow.

Julien's confessions had no effect in curtailing the interrogations.

This curtailing of class hours was characteristic of the Society's system.

There has been talk of curtailing your liberty to some extent.

He apologises for curtailing a few lines from 2400 folio pages!

For some months before my sickness I had been curtailing my hours of sleep.

But it should be noted that this does not dispense with curtailing of consumption, and "abstinence."

It merely shifts the necessity for curtailing consumption to some one else.

But the curtailing of the chief sermon may easily be overdone.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French courtault "made short," from court "short" (Old French cort, from Latin curtus; see curt) + -ault pejorative suffix of Germanic origin. Originally curtal; used of horses with docked tails, which probably influenced the spelling. Related: Curtailed; curtailing.

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