1 But this intensity of his physical prostration did but so much the more abbreviate it.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet 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.
3 It was so in the Pequod with the little negro Pippin by nick-name, Pip by abbreviation.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet 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 CatherGet Context In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
5 This abbreviation had been adopted in the convent.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoGet 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 HugoGet Context In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC