If you did, you would see the text states that “Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech.”
Business men recognize its tremendous possibilities and advantageous help in saving time and abridging distance.
It was not codification but consolidation, not remoulding but abridging.
Hitherto physicians have most frequently been instrumental in abridging it.
If by aid of abridging, elucidating and arranging, we can get the reader engaged to peruse it patiently;—which seems doubtful.
It is, therefore, a thing most desirable to set up compound modes—short devices for abridging these.
They contrived, by abridging both rest and labour, to give him constant attendance.
I take the liberty of abridging the story by omitting several details.
Her work has mainly consisted in abridging these records, collected from so many different sources.
The institution of property, in abridging freedom, creates duties; and in furnishing security, establishes rights.
c.1300, abreggen, "to make shorter, to condense," from Old French abregier "abridge, diminish, shorten," from Late Latin abbreviare "make short" (see abbreviate). The sound development from Latin -vi- to French -dg- is paralleled in assuage (from assuavidare) and deluge (from diluvium). Related: Abridged; abridging.