ABBREVIATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ABBREVIATE
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abbreviate
 v.  make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase
Example Sentence:
1  Because we were running out of time, the lecturer had to abbreviate her speech.
2  For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the "abbr." or "abbrev."
3  The abbreviation PC stands for "personal computer".
Classic Sentence:
1  But this intensity of his physical prostration did but so much the more abbreviate it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
2  She seldom abbreviated the girl's name, and when she did so it was always a sign of affability.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  It was so in the Pequod with the little negro Pippin by nick-name, Pip by abbreviation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
4  Father Kelly, the priest, had found the name of the Spanish maker on the sword and an abbreviation that stood for the city of Cordova.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
5  This abbreviation had been adopted in the convent.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—FAUCHELEVENT IN THE PRESENCE OF A DIFFICULTY
6  As an abbreviation, his companions called him Bossuet.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC