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- n. A person or thing that is on a shortlist
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I enjoyed The Secret Scripture and thought it was a deserving shortlistee out of the 13 longlisted books.
I see that Charlotte Gore, shortlistee for this year's Lib Dem Blogger of the Year, has decided to call it a day, as a Lib Dem Blogger at least, she states her reasons here.