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curtail
used in Persuasion

2 uses
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Definition
to stop or restrict something
  • You have only knowledge enough of the language to translate at sight these inverted, transposed, curtailed Italian lines, into clear, comprehensible, elegant English.
    Chapter 20 (58% in)
  • It was impossible but that Mrs Clay must hate the sight of Mr Elliot; and yet she could assume a most obliging, placid look, and appear quite satisfied with the curtailed license of devoting herself only half as much to Sir Walter as she would have done otherwise.
    Chapter 22 (11% in)

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