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1) abridge. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See synonyms at shorten. Middle English abregen, from Old French abregier, from Late Latin abbrevire, to shorten. See abbreviate.a·bridger -NOUN...

2) abridgment. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. The act of abridging or the state of being abridged. 2. A written text that has been abridged....

3) CX. To Fuscus. Pliny the Younger. 1909-14. Letters. The Harvard Classics
...alteration I make in my method when I am at Laurentum in the winter. None at all, except abridging myself of my sleep at noon, and borrowing a good piece of the night...

4) speech, freedom of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...or place. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution bars the federal government from "abridging the freedom of speech"; since the 1920s the amendment's protections...

5) franchise. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, declared ratified in 1870, prohibited states from abridging the right to vote on the basis of race. Nevertheless, southern...

6) shorten. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...extent of by or as if by cutting: vices that will shorten your life; abbreviated the speech; abridging the citizens' rights; curtailed their visit; truncated the...

7) XVII. b. Medea and Æson. Vols. I & II: Stories of Gods and Heroes. Bulfinch, Thomas. 1913. Age of Fable
...a cost shall it be done, but if my art avails me, his life shall be lengthened without abridging yours. The next full moon she issued forth alone, while all creatures...

8) §6. "Cursor Mundi". XVI. Later Transition English. Vol. 1. From the Beginnings to the Cycles of Romance. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...from Paradise, the history of the patriarchs and so on through the Bible narrative, sometimes abridging, but more often enlarging, the story by long additions, drawn...

9) §17. The Lollards; Wyclif s Personality. II. Religious Movements in the Fourteenth Century. Vol. 2. The End of the Middle Ages. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...the activity of Lollard writers, in adding prologues to works already known and in copying or abridging them, went on. The work of Lollard schools, and the circulation...

10) Letter V-On the Church of England. Voltaire, François Marie Arouet de. 1909-14. Letters on the English. The Harvard Classics
...it; however, after these had got the upper hand, they contented themselves with only abridging it. 3 At the time when the Earl of Oxford and the Lord Bolingbroke...

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