1 But this intensity of his physical prostration did but so much the more abbreviate it.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight 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.
3 It was so in the Pequod with the little negro Pippin by nick-name, Pip by abbreviation.
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.
5 This abbreviation had been adopted in the convent.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight 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 HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC