- v. present participle of abbreviate.
“Of course, this is not what they are asking, so the question is meaningless as phrased (unless you are abbreviating): they should have asked, "did you ever believe as an adult".”
“It said 'Andy Richards is a c ...'," the police community support officer (PCSO) recalls, delicately abbreviating the insult.”
“The 31-year-old Maggie Q was born Maggie Quigley, abbreviating her name when she launched her acting career in Asia.”
“That means people have been abbreviating Christ with an X (or an XP) for 1700 years.”
“But, on the other hand, we do say "the Savannah River Site" if we're not abbreviating it.”
“Boys who used chatspeak and abbreviations more frequently were poorer spellers, but girls who used more abbreviations were better spellers than their non-abbreviating ohorts.”
“It is written on a piece of vellum in a gothic script, and it is difficult to read -- not only because the style of handwriting is unfamiliar, but also because of the method of abbreviating words that is peculiar to medieval Latin.”
“Out of curiosity lucieSucks how is it you make your money, abbreviating four letter words?”
“Paki is used to offend anyone of an Asian appearance, it has nothing to do with abbreviating the word Pakistani.”
“Btw, any recent grads/current students know whether the Bluebook gave up on abbreviating the Southern Reporter as “S. 2d” rather than the traditional “So. 2d”?”
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