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abridge
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements — especially to a book
  • To this determination she was the more easily reconciled, by recollecting that Edward Ferrars, by Lucy's account, was not to be in town before February; and that their visit, without any unreasonable abridgement, might be previously finished.
    Chapter 25 (73% in)
  • — Beyond THAT, had you endeavoured, however reasonably, to abridge HIS enjoyments, is it not to be feared, that instead of prevailing on feelings so selfish to consent to it, you would have lessened your own influence on his heart, and made him regret the connection which had involved him in such difficulties?
    Chapter 47 (30% in)

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