John and I know each other so well at this point and he knows the character of Joan so well that we have a shorthand.
Brands are a shorthand—a symbol of safety, accountability, quality, fairness, and distinction.
Or another symbol of that eternal Glee crutch: the use of stereotype as shorthand for character development?
“Judicial activist” is just shorthand for ideological disagreement.
The shorthand, of course, will be that Obama is moving to the center for 2012.
He was very pious, a great attender of sermons of the best preachers, which he took down in his shorthand.
He had learnt unaided two systems of shorthand: one English and one French.
I went to the business-college and learned book-keeping, and afterward I learned typewriting and shorthand.
He said to tell you the exact words, so I took it down in shorthand, so I could.
When one carves an explanation in hard granite it is apt to be done in shorthand, as it were.