Definition of abbreviates:
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It is, indeed, a vice which deadens enjoyment, as well as abbreviates it; it is a shameful waste of the gifts, and a melancholy perversion of the bounty of Providence: my conscience tormented me; but the habit, fatally indulged in early childhood, was not easy to overcome.- "Pelham, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009.
- "The Diamond Pin", Carolyn Wells.
- "The Goose Man", Jacob Wassermann.