[ verb ] reduce in scope while retaining essential elements


"The manuscript must be shortened"

Used in print

(Paul Ramsey, War and the Christian Conscience. Durham,...)

Finally , just_as no different issues are posed for thoughtful analysis by the foreshortening of time that may yet pass before the end of human life on this earth , but only stimulation and alarm to the imagination , the same thing must be said in connection with the question of_what we may perhaps already be doing , by human_action , to accelerate this end .

[ verb ] shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth

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