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abridge
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements — especially to a book
  • A murmur of approval arose from all and some were for ejecting the low soaker without more ado, a design which would have been effected nor would he have received more than his bare deserts had he not abridged his transgression by affirming with a horrid imprecation (for he swore a round hand) that he was as good a son of the true fold as ever drew breath.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (52% in)

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