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  • as incompact
  • as inshorten

synonyms for make a long story short

  • pointed
  • boiled down
  • compendious
  • concise
  • epigrammatic
  • in a nutshell
  • laconic
  • marrowy
  • meaty
  • pithy
  • short and sweet
  • succinct
  • terse
  • to the point
  • abbreviate
  • compress
  • curtail
  • cut
  • cut back
  • cut down
  • lessen
  • minimize
  • reduce
  • shrink
  • slash
  • trim
  • abridge
  • bob
  • chop
  • clip
  • condense
  • contract
  • dock
  • edit
  • elide
  • excerpt
  • lop
  • retrench
  • snip
  • blue pencil
  • boil down
  • cut to the bone
  • put in a nutshell
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antonyms for make a long story short

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  • big
  • large
  • lengthy
  • long
  • loose
  • slack
  • unabridged
  • uncondensed
  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • stretch
  • amplify
  • elongate
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How to use make a long story short in a sentence

And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
She did not need a great cook-book; She knew how much and what it took To make things good and sweet and light.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT

  • boiled down
  • compendious
  • concise
  • epigrammatic
  • in a nutshell
  • laconic
  • make a long story short
  • marrowy
  • meaty
  • pithy
  • pointed
  • short and sweet
  • succinct
  • terse
  • to the point
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