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abbreviatePart of speech: Verb Usage examples "abbreviate":
- I gave him my instructions, and then proceeded with my letters, which I had to considerably abbreviate in consequence of the rather heavy demand that Hoard had made upon my time. - "The Log of a Privateersman", Harry Collingwood.
- In all letters of this sort they always abbreviate some words; it looks more business- like. - "Marjorie's Busy Days", Carolyn Wells.
- Marriage was looked upon by the best Romans as a citizen's duty; and for a man to abbreviate his widowed regrets was not regarded as censurable conduct; though, on the other hand, the constancy of widowed matrons was held in the highest honor. - "Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10)", Alfred Brittain.