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Abridgement   /əbrˈɪdʒmənt/   Listen

A shortened version of a written work.  Synonyms: abridgment, capsule, condensation.

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"Abridgement" Quotes from Famous Books

... 2:28 Leaving to the author the exact handling of every particular, and labouring to follow the rules of an abridgement. ...
— Deuteronomical Books of the Bible - Apocrypha • Anonymous

... syllables and words, the figures and letters, the list of the books of the Bible, an alphabet of lessons, the Lord's Prayer, the Creed, the Ten Commandments, and a poem, long famous, on the death of the martyr, John Rogers. [9] It was an abridgement of this book which the same publisher brought out in Boston, about 1690, under the name of The New England Primer (R. 202). This at once leaped into great popularity, and became the accepted reading book in all the schools of the American Colonies ...

... in pursuit of an object thus loftily pronounced a ridiculous phantom of the brain." This part of Senor Velasquez's journal being interesting and carefully written, we give the following translation without abridgement:— ...
— Memoir of an Eventful Expedition in Central America • Pedro Velasquez

... years since I first entertained the design of writing a History of England, from the beginning of William Rufus to the end of Queen Elizabeth; such a History, I mean, as appears to be most wanted by foreigners, and gentlemen of our own country; not a voluminous work, nor properly an abridgement, but an exact relation of the most important affairs and events, without any regard to the rest. My intention was to inscribe it to the King[2] your late master, for whose great virtues I had ever the highest veneration, as I shall continue to bear to his memory. I confess it is with ...
— The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, Vol. X. • Jonathan Swift

... abridgement haue you for this euening? What maske? What musicke? How shall we beguile The lazie time, if not with some delight? Ege. There is a breefe how many sports are rife: Make choise of which ...
— The First Folio [35 Plays] • William Shakespeare

... Mr. William Savage, is now the sole publisher), there was rather a minute analysis of the famous library of HARLEY, EARL OF OXFORD: a library which seems not only to have revived, but eclipsed, the splendour of the Roman one formed by Lucullus. The following is an abridgement of this analysis: ...
— Bibliomania; or Book-Madness - A Bibliographical Romance • Thomas Frognall Dibdin

Words linked to "Abridgement" :   abridge, sum-up, abridgment, summary

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