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- As a summary; as a shortened version of what has been told or what would have been told.
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- n. in few words; in brief; briefly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a concise manner; in a few words
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Her soft gray-streaked hair fell in short curls around her face; she looked like an older version of Joanne Woodward.
Vitamins which act as co-factors may be in short supply.
He was still there, my silver knight, flirting with some fallen Guinivere in short shorts and a cropped T.
Sybaris is ringed by hills, but if they camped there the rebels would have run out of food in short order.
Thalassemias in which the alpha chain is in short supply usually lead to less severe anemia than when the amount of beta chain is deficient.
I mean the Depreciation of the Continental Currency, the Enormous Pay of our army, the immense expense at which they are supplied . . . and in short the extravagance that has prevailed in most departments of the public service have called forth prodigious emissions of Paper money, both Continental and Colonial. . .
But even that turned sour; he was still a mumbler in the classroom, and his lectures, which were filled to overflowing at first, were reduced to a handful in short order.
Her breaths came in short puffs, not from overexertion, as her regular workouts at the gym left her lungs plenty strong enough to take on this minor physical effort.
Not too much later, the Mondales and Geraldine appeared—the women, I might add, in short silk dresses although the rest of us were in formal clothes.
As I anticipated, Lisa wins the argument in short order, though she is forced to employ her powerful and controlling and rarely resorted-to Money Trick.