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Judge: Now, Sir, your punishment shall depend on the shortness and correctness of your answers.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
For the shortness of the sleeves he partly compensated with a pair of bright red worsted wristers.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
But to be just one must admit that their shortness of life is the principal cause of their ignorance and cruelty.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
The music of Mr. Ramsay's inscription labours under the same defect of excessive shortness.
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
The sand, the shortness of the stretches, and the sharp turns between them were all against great speed.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
This was largely due to the shortness of the term of the regular magistrates and the rarity of relection.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
The shortness of his crippled leg made this heavy sole necessary; and the awkwardness of it worried him.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
What becomes from that moment, I repeat, of the shortness of time?
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
She came towards it, noticing as she came the shortness of the arms.
THE BEACH OF DREAMSH. DE VERE STACPOOLE
Vegetables are very scarce in the more northern posts, owing to the severity of the winter, and consequent shortness of summer.
HUDSON BAYR.M. BALLANTYNE

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terpsichoreanadjective | [turp-si-kuh-ree-uhn, turp-si-kawr-ee-uhn, -kohr- ]SEE DEFINITION