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Sample sentences for the GRE study word abridge

abridge can be used as a verb

1.Besides, thy staying will abridge thy life. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.greed of gain But only to abridge thy distress. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
3.Then death rock me asleep, abridge my doleful day. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4."I write with so much difficulty, the cold is so severe, I am so fearful of being detected and consigned to an underground cell and total darkness, that I must abridge this narrative. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
5.First, of all useful machines and instruments of trade, which facilitate and abridge labour. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.The Hungarian mines are wrought by freemen, who employ a great deal of machinery, by which they facilitate and abridge their own labour. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.far To think on my truth to her and steadfastness, And to abridge of my sorrows the violence, Which caused is whereof knoweth your sapienc. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
8.Slaves, however, are very seldom inventive and all the most important improvements, either in machinery, or in the arrangement and distribution of work, which facilitate and abridge labour have been the discoveries of freemen. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
9.An improved farm may very justly be regarded in the same light as those useful machines which facilitate and abridge labour, and by means of which an equal circulating capital can afford a much greater revenue to its employer. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
10.All civilizations are there in an abridged form, all barbarisms also. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
11.Lanzone's edition seems to be no more than an abridged copy of the original. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
12.The Student's Gibbon, abridged Murray Memoirs, edited by Emerson, in Athenaeum Press. - from English Literature by William J. Long
13.Thirdly, and lastly, everybody must be sensible how much labour is facilitated and abridged by the application of proper machinery. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
14.London, - various other editions The Student's Gibbon, abridged Murray Memoirs, edited by Emerson, in Athenaeum Press Ginn and Company. - from English Literature by William J. Long
15.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. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
16.By this restraint he is probably obliged to sell the one somewhat cheaper, and to buy the other somewhat dearer, than he otherwise might have done and his profits are probably somewhat abridged by means of it. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
17.The improved dexterity of a workman may be considered in the same light as a machine or instrument of trade which facilitates and abridges labour, and which, though it costs a certain expense, repays that expense with a profit. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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