verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM foreshortenun·fore·short·ened, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for foreshorten
In the decoration of this Correggio surpassed himself in his mastery of chiaroscuro and the foreshortening of the human figure.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
Approach to the edge of the disk also causes a foreshortening which sometimes entirely alters the aspect of a marking.Pleasures of the telescope|Garrett Serviss
Pedestals were all very well at a proper distance, but at a close view they were foreshortening to the human figure.The Helpmate|May Sinclair
He was the first who attempted the difficult task of foreshortening.
The foreshortening of the right arm and hand of Icarus is a clever piece of technical workmanship.Van Dyck|Estelle M. Hurll