ABRIDGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ABRIDGE
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abridge
 v.  condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
Classic Sentence:
1  The generation which is passing in its turn over the earth, is not forced to abridge it for the sake of the generations, its equal, after all, who will have their turn later on.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
2  All civilizations are there in an abridged form, all barbarisms also.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—ECCE PARIS, ECCE HOMO
3  Jean Valjean's visits were not abridged.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—THEY RECALL THE GARDEN OF THE RUE PLUMET
4  It was merely a trifle abridged.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
5  The wounded man sank upon his knees, to again kiss the feet of his preserver; but d'Artagnan, who had no longer a motive for staying so near the enemy, abridged the testimonials of his gratitude.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 41 THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE
6  In the British Greenland Fishery, under the corrupted title of Specksioneer, this old Dutch official is still retained, but his former dignity is sadly abridged.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
Example Sentence:
1  Because the publishers felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace, they proceeded to abridge the novel.
2  This is an abridged version of her new novel "The Queen and I".
3  It was abridged from the original work.