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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of foreshorten.

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Examples

  • I said I even thought it probable that their vivid feeling anticipated the day, -- that the interval between, so to speak, was "foreshortened" to them; but that

    The Eclipse of Faith Or, A Visit To A Religious Sceptic

  • Nowlan has adopted the picaresque narrative, usually to be found in sprawling tales spread out in both time and space, to create a more foreshortened, more intensely realized, indeed more "concentrated" work of fiction that would not have the same impact had it been "shaped" in some other way, had it instead come in the form of a conventional "well-made story" employing the contemporary default mode of "psychological realism."

    Narrative Strategies

  • And that running some network of social programs or schemes on the basis of these (“technocratically foreshortened, instrumentalist, and administrative”) theories runs the risk of destroying “the lifeworld of everyday interactions, communities, and traditions, and the orders of human nature.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Telos Returns to ‘New Class’ Analysis and the Critique of the ‘Wholly-Administered Society”

  • From one point of view, the rise of the new class involves the priority of thinking — not any thinking, however, but a technocratically foreshortened, instrumentalist, and administrative thinking — over the lifeworld of everyday interactions, communities, and traditions, and the orders of human nature.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Telos Returns to ‘New Class’ Analysis and the Critique of the ‘Wholly-Administered Society”

  • Klimt's tentative chalk and pencil strokes do little more than outline and emphasize the foreshortened legs, buttocks and genitalia of his subjects, their scrawled lifelessness compromising the images' erotic impact.

    Modernism's Austrian Rebels

  • The British colonies, meanwhile flew the British flag which eventually replaced the fleurs-de-lis when France ceded its colonies to Britain as part of its settlement in the Treaty of Utrecht (any historians may be tearing their hair out over my foreshortened version of Canadian history … sorry … trying to summarise not write a thesis!).

    A brief history of the Canadian flag. « Mudpuddle

  • Looking out from the beach at dusk, the grey murk that had hung over the coast all day severely foreshortened the view.

    Country diary: Aberystwyth

  • The latter point was indeed raised during the foreshortened debate that ensued.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • And here comes our Ben Goldacre, explaining why "deeply suspicious" (which, to my ears, is a foreshortened phrase whose entirety is "deeply suspicious that I might sell a crapload of newspapers through a reckless disregard for public safety and the truth") is deeply stupid and deeply dangerous:

    Boing Boing

  • And this collection again demonstrates the utterly deft and assured way Van Gogh manipulated the open-air space, with strangely tilted, compressed and foreshortened geometries of furrowed fields and garden rows rioting in color.

    In Philadelphia, Van Gogh's Nature Cure

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