How to use Shorten in a sentence
It has long been a Canadian ideal to shorten the distance from Lake Superior to the sea.
As this amount seems to be markedly less than that which would be expected from the cause in question, it is probable that some other cause tends to accelerate the earth's rotation and so to shorten the day.
If you're handy with a needle and thread, you can easily shorten the sleeves yourself.
Ironically, to protect the sanctity of her life, she had to shorten it.
It is chiefly distinguished from it by a marked tendency to shorten words at all costs, e.g.Advertisement
It will shorten the life span of your furniture dramatically.
For instance, your biceps flex (shorten) to lift the weight, while your triceps extend (lengthen) to lift it.
Another option is to link to a blog entry or an image by using a site like Bit.ly to shorten long URLs.
Its use of the BASIC language with inbuilt control instructions can dramatically shorten industrial development time.
New products and channel relationships will shorten the time-to-deployment of increasingly common speech apps in defined industries and functional areas.Advertisement
Every time you push the bottom left button you'll shorten the duration of a note.
Most short priced horses shorten up nearer the race time.
It extended as I went back, only to shorten when pulling me back in.
She has questioned ways of getting health treatment abroad to shorten waiting lists in 1996 as Radio 4's You and Your 's Europe Reporter.
Morphine and similar drugs titrated up for pain control, and even sedatives in the terminal phase of illness, do not shorten life.Advertisement
Fitted to cranks to shorten distance between pedals, making a shorter turning circle for short legs.
Vanished civilization where large bet on to shorten the least in part.
With these advantages, your pet will be better able to fend off diseases that might shorten its life expectancy.
Although the plot may not sound like much, Selznick's brilliant illustrations make the book come alive and seem to considerably shorten its length, despite the fact that it's more than 500 pages long.
Sometimes you can significantly shorten the period of time required to pay off your debt by just paying a small amount over the minimum payment.Advertisement
While there's no cure for herpes, herbal remedies can shorten the length of an outbreak or reduce the severity of symptoms.
Overwashing is a common problem and will shorten the life of your rug.
This shade will help to make that double chin disappear, shorten the forehead and offer a more contoured appearance.
Shorten the shutter speed as much as possible and make the aperture as large as possible.
If you can alter the dress, you can shorten it or add a slit to make it more extreme.Advertisement
Depression that arrives as days (and daylight time) shorten in autumn and winter yet vanishes in the spring and summer when longer days of sunlight resume.
If a future celebrity is born with an especially long surname, or one that is foreign or difficult to spell, they may decide to shorten or simplify it.
Any of these illnesses can shorten your pet's life significantly, but an obese dog often faces a combination of these conditions.
Whether your dog has a long history of resisting your best training efforts or you simply want to discourage nuisance barking, using this collar just might shorten the amount of time it takes to train your pet.
One last thing, whether you are walking or running, shorten your steps, taking bigger steps will only slow you down.Advertisement
Both PediPaws and Peticure brand trimmers are cordless pet nail grinders that can effectively shorten and smooth a dog's nails without risking the pain and bleeding associated with traditional clippers.
By topping we increase the size of the flower, but shorten its duration.
You'll also probably have to shorten tiles on the last row at each wall.
To shorten tiles, turn them upside down against the wall and mark the position of the last full row of tiles.
When it's time to walk, shorten your strides and don't be afraid to get your hips involved.Advertisement
You can take your clothing to a talented seamstress or tailor and they should be able to shorten any pant legs or sleeves so that your rain clothes fit you properly.
Avoid cuffs, which shorten and widen your legs at the point where the cuff hits.
As lapels grew larger in the 1970s, it created a broadening effect across the upper torso, which could work for a large bust but conversely could shorten and emphasize an already wide figure.
Be on the lookout for cords that are dangling down from a table or other higher surface and shorten them or put them in the different location so that a youngster won't be able to pull on them when trying to stand.
The first four stages will shorten while the REM stage lengths.Advertisement
During laser surgery for snoring, which is an outpatient procedure, a surgeon uses a hand-held laser to remove the uvula and shorten the soft palate.
Avoid pointing your toes as that encourages the muscle to shorten and contract.
Finding the contact lens for you is often a trial-and-error process anyway; it helps to have a doctor who feels confident in their ability to shorten that time frame.
Here, you'll want to widen and shorten the face with sunglass styles that do not extend beyond the widest part of the face.
There are codes that mean to lengthen or shorten a note, like brackets around a number that mean to hold it until a dot appears on the screen, or the number eight or nine signaling a shortened or lengthened note respectively.Advertisement
There is a basic free version and a $5 app that lets you shorten URLs, save searches, post videos, manage more than one account, and more.
Using more intense applications over the 4G LTE connection will likely shorten the battery life even further.
The symptoms of CMT usually progress slowly over many years but do not usually shorten life expectancy.
They do not shorten the length of the illness, nor do they lessen the symptoms.
Eye infections may benefit from topical corticosteroids to relieve symptoms and shorten the course of the disease.Advertisement
Sometimes, particularly in adults, corrective orthognathic surgery is required to shorten or lengthen a jawbone.
Many persons with FA will develop untreatable heart disease, which may shorten life expectancy.
Treatments are to relieve symptoms or shorten the duration of the sore.
Children who are severely ill may be given antiviral medications, such as ribavirin, which is thought to shorten the length of illness and decrease its severity.
Overriding is a term used to describe bony fragments that overlap and shorten the total length of a bone.
Thalassemia major may cause deformities and may shorten life expectancy.
While influenza virus vaccines cannot give complete protection against flu, they greatly reduce the risk of flu-like infections, reduce the risk of hospitalization, and shorten the duration of these infections.
It is estimated that one third of the teenagers who start smoking each year eventually die of diseases related to tobacco use, diseases that will shorten their lives by an average of 12-15 years.
Some inhalers contain a combination of two different medications that can be delivered together to shorten treatment times and decrease the number of inhalers that need to be purchased.
When the child tries to avoid moving a painful joint, the muscle may begin to shorten from disuse.
The scar tissue does not stretch and causes the muscle to shorten and pull the neck out of position.
It is believed that either pressure on the SCM muscle due to position of the head in the uterus causes the muscle to become fibrous and shorten or that the blood supply to the muscle is disturbed and the muscle becomes scarred.
These medicines do not shorten or cure a cold; at best they can only help a person feel more comfortable.
A few simple guidelines can shorten your hunt for this important information.
Many homeowners choose to shorten their mortgage length during a refinance to pay off their home faster.
Edison offers up a way to create a long dress from a dollar bill; shorten it by adding pleats to the center.
For many women, doing this can shorten the time that some women are in labor as well as reduce the experience of pain during the childbirth process.
The truly traditional length to wear your sarong is hanging to the ankles, but as any sarong instructions will explain, you can shorten it as you like.
If you prefer a shorter skirt look, fold the material in half before tying to shorten the length.
It may, however, shorten the duration and severity of colds.
Some users say that simply plugging in or unplugging a unit may shorten its lifespan.
Advanced and alternate playing rules can factor in the wind when determining movement, add opportunities to pick up fate cards, or shorten the game by using fewer jewels.
In a world where text messages, e-mail and cell phones shorten polite greetings to three keystrokes or less, etiquette plays a vital role in successful interactions.
Give family gifts later instead of during the party to help shorten the present opening time.
It has been suggested 2 that an iron rod under magnetization may be in the same condition as if under a mechanically applied longitudinal stress tending to shorten the iron.
If it is always on it only acts as if the value of gravity were increased, and does not help to maintain or check the vibration, but merely to shorten the period.
A puller will compel the rider to shorten his leathers one or perhaps two holes - a course that may also be rendered necessary in a hilly country, for, in going down hill, the stirrups, if kept at the ordinary length, will generally feel a great deal too long.
So great, however, is the desire to shorten the time and distance necessary for the transportation of grain from Lake Superior to Montreal that an increasing quantity is taken by water as far as the Lake Huron and Georgian Bay ports, and thence by rail to Montreal.
The mean annual temperature decreases to the north-westward on the Alleghany plateau, but on the Erie plain, in the extreme north-west, Lake Erie exerts its moderating influence, the mean temperature rises, and extremes shorten.
The duration of their life was 000 years, but if any desired to shorten it, he decked himself with garlands and threw himself from a rock into the sea.
They were intended to shorten the journey between Buenos Aires and Asuncion from 5 days to 36 hours.
In addition to the canals, the cabinet proposed and the Chamber sanctioned the construction of a " second railway route to Trieste " designed to shorten the distance between South Germany, Salzburg and the Adriatic, by means of a line passing under the Alpine ranges of central and southern Austria.
They therefore shorten themselves, and after a series of oscillations in which they become alternately elongated and flattened, settle down into the form of spherical drops.
By good conduct a convict may shorten his term of service one month the first year, two months the second year, three months each year from the third to the tenth inclusive, and four months each subsequent year.
It takes a long time to get a nice canter out of an ex-racer, they need to learn to shorten their stride.
This unique interface is an area which warrants serious consideration when there is a requirement to shorten the turn around time in port.
With this form of contraction, the muscle is allowed to shorten during an isotonic contraction.
The captain said we ought to shorten sail anyway, out of common prudence.
She rejected with resolute dignity the intercession of French envoys for the life of the queen-dowager of France; she allowed the sentence of death to be proclaimed and welcomed with bonfires and bellringing throughout the length of England; she yielded a respite of twelve days to the pleading of the French ambassador, and had a charge trumped up against him of participation in a conspiracy against her life; at length, on the 1st of February 1587, she signed the death-warrant, and then made her secretaries write word to Paulet of her displeasure that in all this time he should not of himself have found out some way to shorten the life of his prisoner, as in duty bound by his oath, and thus relieve her singularly tender conscience from the guilt of bloodshed.
They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating.
All the artful maneuvers suggested by our generals meant fresh movements of the army and a lengthening of its marches, whereas the only reasonable aim was to shorten those marches.
Soft actuators are only able to perform work as they shorten in length.
Proper care and cleaning can shorten the healing time.
Anti-viral medications can be prescribed by a doctor to shorten the amount of time a child has to deal with an outbreak.
For example, some students try to shorten their shorts by turning up the hem, and others want to wear their shorts around their hips instead of at the waist.
Shorten the length of time you may need the car rental by investigating free shuttles to local hotels and attractions or scheduling your travel to minimize the number of days and hours you rent a vehicle.
Long use of high heels can actually shorten the tendons in the legs, making it more difficult to walk naturally.
Another way to help your child and possibly shorten the length of time required for learning to take place is to become trained in ABA therapy yourself.
A general agent who is a small business specialist can help shorten the process by offering summaries and comparisons of the various companies he represents.
You may find some college schedules available that allow you to work towards your bachelor's degree and master's degree simultaneously, and sometimes courses can overlap, to shorten the time it takes to complete both programs.
If the crowd doesn't seem to catch on to the longer chant quickly, simply shorten the chant and stick to "O-F-F (clap, clap) Offense! (stomp, clap, stomp)."
If you added a green leafy salad, you'd have a great meal that tastes great and won't shorten your lifespan!
Then, as the muscle begins to shorten, the resistance remains the same.
After six to eight weeks using the above schedule, you are ready to add in additional exercises and shorten rest periods.
This can also shorten them, making it difficult for them to continue to do their job properly.
An injured muscle left alone too long can contract, shorten and weaken, leaving you even worse off than you were at the start of the injury.
Walking and running can cause your hip muscles to shorten and tighten.
When you activate the muscle, but don't lengthen or shorten it, you are using isometrics.
You can shorten this to simply "merci", which is less formal.
If you've given it a try for a few days but still feel the coffee is too strong, shorten the brewing time or use less coffee grounds.
When shopping around, look for a company that covers interruptions which may cause you to shorten your trip.
In short, COBRA grants you the right to choose to keep your group health insurance for an extended period of time should you lose your job or shorten your work schedule.
According to the theories of homeopathy, this will greatly shorten the amount of time the person suffers from the cold.
You can, however, shorten the text displayed and add another link if you like.
If you nails are not too long, you can just use a nail file to shorten them slightly.
Social Oomph not only sends future tweets for you, but it will automatically shorten URLs, follow Twitterers that follow you and unfollows users that delete you from their profile.
You may also shorten links to pictures, articles, and more that you'd like to share and include those in your posts.
But Edward's title had been expressly sanctioned by act of parliament, so that there was no more room for election in his case than in that of George I., and the real motive of the changes was to shorten the weary ceremony for the frail child.
But the pursuit of the English fleet was feeble, and the retreat of the Dutch was ably covered by Cornelius van Tromp, son of Martin Tromp. Much scandal was caused by the mysterious circumstances in which an order to shorten sail was given in the English flagship, and doubts were expressed of the courage of the duke of York.
But even so, they helped to shorten the famine period; they stored up the rain after it had ceased to fall, and they caught up_ and husbanded the first drops when it began again.
It is very nearly the shortest route, great circle sailing, from Panama to Yokohama and Hongkong; the Panama Canal will shorten the sea route from Liverpool and Hamburg by about 5500 m.
The lungs are long simple tubes in some of the perennibranchiate Caudata; they generally shorten or become cellular in the salamandrids, and attain their highest development in the Ecaudata, especially in such forms as the burrowing Pelobates.
But you can shorten the odds with a little preparation An end to the late payment of debts?
It may be applied to the end of a tube much shorter than its focal distance, by having another convex glass within the tube, to shorten the focal distance of that which is cut in two.
Obviously we may shorten the sill at the cost of extra height of embankment, but it is rarely wise to do so.
In these the central bar which connects the two end links has screw threads cut upon it,;and by means of a lever can be turned so as either to shorten the coupling and bring the vehicles together till their buffers .are firmly pressed together, or to lengthen it to permit the end link to be lifted off the hook.
According to the committee, every convict should have it in his power to earn a remission - in other words, to shorten his sentence by his industry.