American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A list of preferable items or candidates that have been selected for final consideration, as in making an award or filling a position.
- v. To place something on a short list
- v. put someone or something on a short list
- n. a list of applicants winnowed from a longer list who have been deemed suitable and from which the successful person will be chosen
“Through a rigorous voting process, this shortlist is then honed down to the find the BookBrowse Awards Winners.”
“Another on the shortlist is a midnight blue 1950s dress, which was found in the Worthing branch of Oxfam and costs a bargain £19.99 ….”
“So my tally likely to be eleven out of the nineteen before the shortlist is announced.”
“Right now, there has been some criticism that the Hugo Award 'shortlist' is dominated and influenced by "graying old fans" who pine for the days when magazines were pulpy and there were only three channels on the TV.”
“But for a generation of law students that has grown up revering American Constitution Society stalwarts such as Dawn Johnsen, Eric Holder, Pamela Karlan, John Payton, Laurence Tribe, Goodwin Liu, David Cole, and my own partner in crime Walter Dellinger, among others, the absence of most of these names from even the long shortlist is demoralizing.”
“You can also "friend" animals -- so far, the shortlist is limited to tigers, pandas and polar bears -- and you'll get updates on WWF's conservation work related to the creature.”
“The Hugo shortlist is off to a good start for me: Doctorow's teen hero is unfairly arrested by the Department of Homeland Security after a terrorist attack on San Francisco.”
“One happy, healthy sexual relationship in the whole longlist and shortlist" is how Wilson sums up this year's Booker nominees, "Parrot [in Peter Carey's Parrot and Olivier in America] adores his woman and they have fantastically happy sex.”
“The final book on the shortlist is Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper by Alexandra Harris, which turns on its head the concept that the artists and writers of the 1930s and 1940s were in love with a provincial world of old churches and tea shops.”
“Independent Foreign Fiction prize shortlist is all-the-hell over the place”
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