Not that the government was admitting any of this during its abbreviated and often delayed press briefings.
Pallone found this unconscionable, particularly in an abbreviated two-month campaign.
Peter Morvyn in 1558 translated an abbreviated version into English, and edition after edition was called for.
Many of the words were abbreviated, and there were some arbitrary signs.
Besides, no one of them ever spoke to Tory without using her abbreviated title.
His diary was within reach, and he thought over his abbreviated week-end.
The overnight visitor's wife appeared from the house in abbreviated skirts, and wearing formidable shin-guards.
The headings of Table 18 have been abbreviated for clarity on small screens.
He was a big man, with a big face, clean shaven except for a pair of abbreviated side whiskers.
In subsequent editions the title was abbreviated to Kreuter Bch.
mid-15c., from Latin abbreviatus, past participle of abbreviare "to shorten" (see abbreviation). Also sometimes 15c. abbrevy, from Middle French abrevier (14c.), from Latin abbreviare. Related: Abbreviated; abbreviating.