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 Meanings and Examples of SHORT
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short
 a.  having little length, not long, not tall
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She stopped short, and he felt, in the darkness, that her face was lifted quickly to his.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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2  Zeena stopped short and looked at him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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3  Her husband stopped short at sight of her.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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4  In the agitation caused by the gravity of her announcement he sought a consolatory short cut.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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5  He stopped short, not grasping what he heard.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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6  Her pleadings still came to him between short sobs, but he no longer heard what she was saying.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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7  His thickset torso was supported by short sturdy legs, always incased in the finest leather boots procurable and always planted wide apart like a swaggering small boy's.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  His was as Irish a face as could be found in the length and breadth of the homeland he had left so long ago--round, high colored, short nosed, wide mouthed and belligerent.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  And life was too short to miss such pleasant things.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  Her neck was short but rounded and her arms plump and enticing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  For one short instant, it was as though the sun had ducked behind a cool cloud, leaving the world in shadow, taking the color out of things.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  However, remembering her plan, Scarlett smothered her contempt and cast such a flashing smile of greeting at him that he stopped short, his arm outheld to Suellen and goggled at Scarlett in pleased bewilderment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Only the young men retained the restless energy which had filled the whole throng a short while before.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  Though she recovered physically from Wade's birth in a disgracefully short time, mentally she was dazed and sick.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  Uncle Henry was a short, pot-bellied, irascible old gentleman with a pink face, a shock of long silver hair and an utter lack of patience with feminine timidities and vaporings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  The author appends a short footnote to the text explaining the point.
17  The time of life is short ; to spend that shortness basely, it would be too long.
18  She's too short to reach the top shelf.
19  From Poiso we make a short diversion to drive to the top of the mountain.
20  After only a short exposure to sunlight he began to turn red.
21  The firm produceda short promotional video.
22  She likes to wear short skirts to show off her legs.
23  A short while ago, however, he became a busdriver and he has not regretted it.
24  I only stayed for a short while.
25  He is a tall man but his wife is a short woman.
26  In one short stride, he reached the window.
27  His short legs were not in proportion to his long body.
28  After a short break the play continued.
29  Let's take a short break for lunch.
30  At this juncture , I suggest we take a short break.