How to use Shortest in a sentence
I took the shortest way through the little park behind the palace.
He walked around the front row and squeezed down the shortest route.
The longest day is 15 hours and 33 minutes, the shortest 8 hours and 50 minutes.
This will bring great benefits in terms of getting officers back out on the streets in the shortest possible time.
For some reason she is wearing her shortest skirt and her lowest cut blouse.Advertisement
We can also boast to having a Guinness World Record for the shortest interval between two goals being scored.
No balance hole features and has the shortest flywheel side seal shoulder of 10mm to suit a wider flywheel side seal shoulder of 10mm to suit a wider flywheel bearing than all other crankshafts.
The shortest road across this range passes along the eastern side of the mountains, and the most difficult part is the celebrated Scironian rocks, the mythic home of the robber Sciron.
The principal condition operating in the design of locomotives intended for local services with frequent stops is the degree of acceleration required, the aim of the designer being to produce an engine which shall be able to bring the train to its journey speed in the shortest time possible.
Another rule is that the quartan has the longest cold stage, while its paroxysm is shortest as a whole; the quotidian has the shortest cold stage and a long hot stage, while its paroxysm is longest as a whole.Advertisement
The machine which will gin the largest quantity in the shortest time is naturally preferred, unless such injury is, occasioned as materially to diminish the market value of the cotton.
On the i r th of October, when they began their march, the road along the Danube was swept into the river, carrying with it several guns and teams, and hours were consumed in passing the shortest distances.
It also affords via Bloemfontein the shortest route (622 m.) between Durban and Kimberley.
Various computations were made at different times, from Biblical sources, as to the age of the world; and Des Vignoles, in the preface to his Chronology of Sacred History, asserts that he collected upwards of two hundred different calculations, the shortest of which reckons only 3483 years between the creation of the world and the commencement of the vulgar era and the longest 6984.
It has been found more convenient to take as northern boundaries the narrowest part of the straits near the Arctic circle, Bering Strait on the Pacific side, and on the Atlantic side the narrowest part of Davis Strait, and of Denmark Strait, then the shortest line from Iceland to the Faeroes, thence to the most northerly island of the Shetlands and thence to Cape Statland in Norway.Advertisement
It has also been found convenient to take the boundary between the Atlantic and Pacific, as the shortest line across Drake Strait, from Cape Horn through Snow Island to Cape Gunnar, instead of the meridian of Cape Horn.
The Shoshoni, Shahaptin and Salish tribes are of middle stature; on the coast of British Columbia, Puget Sound, in Oregon, and northern California, are the shortest of all the North Americans save the Eskimo, while among them, on the Columbia, are taller tribes.
The shortest distance between two points on a sphere is the arc of the great circle containing the points.
The Additional Day Which Occured Every Fourth Year Was Given To February, As Being The Shortest Month, And Was Inserted In The Calendar Between The 24Th And 25Th Day.
The deliberations follow a simplified procedure, which is founded more on equity than on the more strictly legal forms, and decisions are given in the shortest possible form, in answer to carefully formulated questions or dubia.Advertisement
Unlike other aquatic animals the skin undergoes no process of unhairing, the fur being of a rich dense silky wool with the softest and shortest of water hairs.
From the Nile, caravan routes lead westward to the various oases and eastward to the Red Sea, the shortest (120 to.) and most used of the eastern routes being that from Kena to Kosseir.
Trade does not extend largely between Afghanistan and India by the Tochi route, being locally confined to the valley and the districts at its head, yet this is the shortest and most direct route between Ghazni and the frontier, and in the palmy days of Ghazni raiding was the road by which the great robber Mahmud occasionally descended on to the Indus plains.
Of the periodic variable stars, the lengths of the periods range from 3 hours 12 minutes, which is the shortest yet determined, to 61o days, the longest.
Here were the shortest routes to the plain, and here the Austrians had been able to bring up their guns in sufficient numbers.Advertisement
The ninth and last and shortest volume of Tristram, concluding the episode of Toby Shandy's amours, appeared in 1767.
Of these the shortest embraces the north-western slope, north of the Kapuas range, and discharges its waters into the China Sea.
Two Alpine groups were already on the way to this critical point, having been dispatched the day before, but it was clear that Krauss would try to push through by this route, the shortest way to the Tagliamento.
Successive half-turns about two skew axes a, b are equivalent to a twist about a screw whose axis is the common perpendicular to a, b, the translation being double the shortest distance, and the angle of rotation being twice the acute angle between a, b, in the direction from a to b.
Here all the main drainage either runs northwards to the Gomal, passing through the uplands that lie west of the Suliman Range; or it gathers locally in narrow lateral valleys at the back of these mountains and then bursts directly eastwards through the limestone axis of the hills, making for the Indus by the shortest transverse route.
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.
They are elected by the people for a term of six years, but the term of one expires every two years, and that justice who shall have the shortest time to serve acts as chief justice.
From Kroonstad, a station midway betweenBloemfontein and Johannesburg, a railway, opened in 1906, goes via Ladysmith to Durban, and provides the shortest railway route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and Natal.
At the close of the next session (that of 1894), after this incident had occurred, Rhodes laid on the table a bill drafted by himself, the shortest the House had ever seen.
This; however, was the case; after the shortest of intervals the duke executed something like a coup detat.
The shortest day at Archangel has only 3 hrs.
The shortest route, though not the easiest, between Kashgar and East Turkestan in the east and Ferghana and West Turkestan in the west is over the Terek pass or the pass at the head of the Alai valley, a dangerous route in winter by reason of the vast quantity of snow which usually accumulates there.
By command of Zeus (or Aeolus) the winds ceased to blow during their brooding-time, for seven days before and after the shortest day, that their eggs might not be carried away by the sea.
The Swine, the central and shortest passage between the Stettiner Haff and the Baltic Sea, was formerly flanked by the fishing villages of West and East Swine.
The fifth book contains properties of normals and their envelopes, thus embracing the germs of the theory of evolutes, and also maxima and minima problems, such as to draw the longest and shortest lines from a given point to a conic; the sixth book is concerned with the similarity of conics; the seventh with complementary chords and conjugate diameters; the eighth book, according to the restoration of Edmund Halley, continues the subject of the preceding book.
When the shortest distance obtained by the highest strain of accommodation is insufficient to recognize small objects, distinct vision is possible at even a shorter distance by placing a very small diaphragm between the eye and the object, the pencils of rays proceeding from the object-points, which otherwise are limited by the pupils of the eye, being thus restricted by the diaphragm.
Then one day it happened that the shortest blade was drawn from the soil by a pregnant doe.
Distance will be measured from the main entrance of the school according to the shortest walking route using public highways and lighted footpaths.
I wore the shortest mini skirts that I could find.
The traveling salesman problem is to find the shortest path for a salesman problem is to find the shortest path for a salesman to visit each of a list of cities.
The areas that have been exposed to the shortest burst of sunlight take on the appearance of bad sunburn.
In spite of the fact that these are among the shortest suras in the Qur'an, they are full of theological and philosophical problems.
In practice the shortest ultras are usually 50km while the longest organized test is the Sri Chinmoy race held every year in New York.
Microscience's objective is to develop the first oral anthrax vaccine in the shortest possible time.
Exner attributes the double daily maximum, which is largely a consequence of the 12-hour wave, to a thin layer near the ground, which in the early afternoon absorbs the solar radiation of shortest wave length.
Even the comparatively shortest species and genera can always be termed elongate, the broadest and shortest of all being the parasitic Malacobdella and the pelagic Pelagonemertes.
First of all, order had to be evolved from the chaos in which Sweden had been plunged by the disruption of the Union; and the shortest, perhaps the only, way thereto was to restore the royal authority, which had been in abeyance during ninety years.
These were unable to withstand the Greek settlers, and the Phoenicians of Sicily withdrew step by step to form three considerable towns in the north-west corner bf the island near to the Elymi, on whose alliance they relied, and at the shortest distance by sea from Carthage - Motya, Solous or Soluntum, and Panormus (see Palermo).
But if, using the shortest diameter of Loch Fyne, we apply these proportions to Walden, which, as we have seen, appears already in a vertical section only like a shallow plate, it will appear four times as shallow.
Edward VIII had the shortest reign of any monarch apart from Lady Jane Gray.
The traveling salesman problem is to find the shortest path for a salesman to visit each of a list of cities.
In spite of the fact that these are among the shortest Suras in the Qur'an, they are full of theological and philosophical problems.
Microscience 's objective is to develop the first oral anthrax vaccine in the shortest possible time.
Shortest Path between two vertices of a graph (edges are weighted).
You have a choice of the quickest route or the shortest route.
These kayaks are the shortest of any type of kayak because they are easy to maneuver and are round underneath.
Commuting/Errands. Traveling the same roads or routes daily or weekly, then a GPS is a good thing to have to pick the quickest routes or shortest distance.
Overall, shafts with the most flexibility give the most height, shortest distance, and tend to go toward the left.
Once you enroll in the program you need to be sure to follow the plan precisely if you want to yield maximum results in the shortest amount of time possible.
If it is, consider how many chickens you would like to have - the average hen will lay an egg approximately every 25 hours, except for the shortest days of the year.
A calculated distance is displayed in the margin and you can select quickest route or shortest route.
Working like most other websites that give you maps, Mapquest calculates both shortest route and quickest distance.
Using online services to find the shortest driving distance on maps has become almost second nature for most people.
Usually, the shortest driving distances on maps are non-interstate roads like state highways or two-lane roads.
Bear in mind that the shortest route typically takes longer to drive because average speeds are less than when using a route based on the shortest time.
Routes for shortest times use many interstates to get you to your destination.
Since speeds limits range anywhere from 65 mph to 75 mph, the major highways are your best bet for the shortest time.
Then, use your favorite mapping service (or test one of the websites below) to see if it matches your shortest driving distance.
The default directions are for the shortest distance.
Besides finding a route via the shortest distance, you can also look up directions by shortest time and by scenic route.
If you use your mobile phone and have the Google Maps application installed, you can integrate the map into a GPS locator to find the shortest distance.
Finding the shortest driving distance on a map has become extremely easy to do with the technology available, but one in a while, tabulate a route manually just to see what you can come up with.
A line of people arranged from shortest to tallest makes for a bland and unoriginal shot.
Its total distance is a flat, easy six and a half miles, and its shortest loop is two and a half miles long.
It is learning to get the best possible results in the shortest amount of time.
While filming the third season of the popular show, Snooki was out in public wearing one of the shortest skirts possible, paired with knee-socks and flip-flops.
While February is the shortest month of the year, it's still chock full of celebrity birthdays.
When it comes to the tallest and shortest celebrities, you may find that films and photographs can be deceiving.
Some of the best pieces of writing are the shortest.
The shortest voyage is five nights, with the majority of cruises being seven nights in duration.
Even on the shortest cruise, however, all these elements are available as would never be possible with an independently arranged land-based vacation.
At nine days, the Nile Explorer is the shortest of the Viking River Cruise offerings.
The shortest trips offered are four day cruises to the Western Caribbean.
In this sport, both dog and owner work together as a team to complete an obstacle course in the shortest amount of time, and the pace can be downright frantic!
Running shorts come in different lengths with an inseam of .5" being the shortest and 10" being the longest.
The electromagnetic spectrum includes (from longest wavelength to shortest) radio waves, microwaves, infrared, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays.
The shortest hours are during less crowded months when guests can quickly enjoy numerous attractions and the park does not need to be open as late to let everyone experience maximum thrills.
While it may be one of the shortest roller coasters in terms of duration, its thrills will be long remembered and enjoyed by thousands of roller coaster fans.
A word on GPS mapping, use them if you have one-just don't trust them to take you via the best and shortest route to your winery.
In fact, they noted that the longest day of the year occurred on the summer solstice while the shortest day occurred on winter solstice.
Irregular growth patterns, damaged tresses and weather or humidity can wreak havoc on even the shortest of styles.
A short bob can be very a very flattering short haircut when the shortest point skims and defines the cheekbones.
From the shortest bobs to the longest locks, discover your perfect style.
Apply for a fixed rate mortgage with the shortest amortization you can afford, because this will avoid any rude surprises from sudden interest rate increases.
The best fixed rate mortgage has as few fees as possible and has the shortest amortization, allowing you to comfortably make monthly payments without putting a dent into your lifestyle.
Now, count the number of days in the shortest cycle.
For example, if your shortest cycle was 27 days, subtracting 18 gives you nine.
Transition is the shortest stage in labor, but is quite intense.
Don't just hop on the boat with the shortest line, or assume the crowded ship is the most popular tour.
However, if you are pressed for time, then having shopping guides in San Francisco can help you hit the best spots in the shortest amount of time.
These are the shortest swim trunks Boca offers with a 4.5-inch inseam.
It is best to cook vegetables in a small amount of water at low temperatures for the shortest amount of time possible.
At its shortest, the hem of your dress should just graze the knees or perhaps fall an inch or two above them.
It has a curved head and can remove the shortest hairs.
One of the main drawbacks, however, is that they require enough daylight to recharge and therefore, as Christmas falls when the days are shortest, the candles might not run for a long time.
The illusion of height is maintained by placing the tallest dancers in the middle of the kick line and the shortest dancers on the ends.
This astronomical event recognized the shortest period of daylight on the year.
Here is a list from VH1 with dirt on the shortest celebrity marriages in history.
There's a math truism that says, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
During the winter solstice, the sun is the greatest angular distance away, resulting in the shortest day of the year.
The length of each workout varies, with the shortest workout - "Start It Up!" - an easy 36 minutes of beginning work to start the program.
The Pharo 250 allows you to choose "quickest" or "shortest" distance once you enter an address.
This unit has no pedestrian mode, but you can choose from shortest or fastest route.
Practice "snapping" from move to move, always taking the shortest route possible.
In that way, you can get the most out of your workout in the shortest period of time.
These workouts allow you to get the maximum burn in the shortest amount of time.
Dr. Paul Pimsleur, a linguist and language educator, developed his language-learning system in order to help students achieve the highest level of proficiency in a foreign language, in the shortest amount of time.
The least expensive term life insurances have the shortest terms.
Whether she is comfortable in a rich yet modest fabric or the sheerest and shortest of filmy threads, her lingerie is as intimate as every curve it is designed to hug.
The items are typically listed with the shortest time left first.
It owes its chief importance to its position at the southern outlet of the Fakhi defile over these mountains, through which passes the shortest road from Shumla to Constantinople.
Subject to the rule as to the shortest distance to which the jack must be thrown (25 yds.), there is no prescribed size for the lawn; but 42 yds.
While in the interests of his canal Lesseps had resisted the opposition of British diplomacy to an enterprise which threatened to give to France control of the shortest route to India, he acted loyally towards Great Britain after Lord Beaconsfield had acquired the Suez shares belonging to the Khedive, by frankly admitting to the board of directors of the company three representatives of the British government.
The shortest distance between the two places is 4 m.
Pupin showed that by placing inductance coils in circuit, at distances apart of less than half the length of the shortest component wave to be transmitted, a non-uniform conductor could be made approximately equal to a uniform conductor.
The face is scored with ravines, a particularly deep cleft, known as The Gorge, affording the shortest means of access to the summit.
The probable reason for the wall-lines being concentric is that lines passing over the radii as nearly as possible at right angles are the shortest that can be laid on; they therefore use up a smaller quantity of silk and take a shorter time to spin than threads crossing the radii in any other direction; and at the same time they afford them the greatest possible support compatible with delicacy and strength of construction.
The chief exports, not all products of the province, are coal, wool, mohair, hides and skins, wattle bark, tea, sugar, fruits and jams. The import trade is of a most varied character, and a large proportion of the goods brought into the country are in transit to the Transvaal and Orange Free State, Natal affording, next to Delagoa Bay, the shortest route to the Rand.
A local passenger steamboat service on the Thames suffers from the disadvantage that the river does not provide the shortest route between points at any great distance apart, and that the main thoroughfares between east and west do not touch its banks, so that passengers along those thoroughfares are not tempted to use it as a channel of communication.
The Karawanken railway, a direct connexion with Bohemia and the northern industrial provinces of Austria, is calculated to counteract the gravitation of traffic towards the German ports; while the Tauern railway constitutes the shortest route to the interior of Austria and to the south of Germany.
After publishing The Mock Mourners, intended to satirize and rebuke the outbreak of Jacobite joy at the king's death, he turned his attention once more to ecclesiastical subjects, and, in an evil hour for himself, wrote the anonymous Shortest Way with the Dissenters (1702), a statement in the most forcible terms of the extreme "high-flying" position, which some high churchmen were unwary enough to endorse, without any suspicion of the writer's ironical intention.
The shortest distance in which this repetition occurs is called the wave-length.
The determination of the shortest distance between two small circles on a sphere is given in the article Variations, Calculus Of.
On the shortest day the sun rises at 9.10 A.M.
The linking of the town in 1906 with the Natal system made the route via Kroonstad the shortest railway connexion between Cape Town and Durban.
The east side, measured to a point just behind the treasure-houses, is the shortest, about 200 yds.
The secularization of Prussia was opposed by the more religious of Sigismund's counsellors, and the king certainly exposed himself to considerable odium in the Catholic world; but taking all the circumstances into consideration, it was perhaps the shortest way out of a situation bristling with difficulties.
The supreme court consists of three justices who are elected by the state at large for a term of eight years, and the one having the shortest term to serve is chief justice.
Let AB be the shortest distance between the lines of action, and let AA, BB
As regards the configuration of this complex, consider a line whose shortest distance from the central axis is r, and whose inclination to the central axis is 0.
The wide estuary of the sea separating it from the mainland, through which ships sailed from the English Channel into the Thames, using it as the shortest route from the south to London, has entirely disappeared, leaving only a flat lowland traversed by branches of the river Stour to mark its former existence.
Its first and shortest phase was the Fronde of the Parlement.
To show the cause of this motion, let BQ represent a section of an oblate spheroid through its shortest axis, PP. We may consider this spheroid to be that of the earth, the ellipticity being greatly exaggerated.
So did de Tocqueville, touring nineteenth-century America, when he wrote that "All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it."
The weakest of the bunch, A Ship Named Francis, which attempts a humerous note, is fortunately also the shortest.
Marisa Miller, one of the shortest Victoria's Secret Angels at only 5'8", became a model and an Angel in 2007.
The shortest line joining any two points is an arc of a great circle.