How to use Shortness in a sentence
Another striking feature is shortness of legs relatively to length of trunk.
In Europe the same physical traitsrelative length of head and shortness of legsdistinguish the central race (Alpine) from the Teutonic, and seem to indicate an affinity between the former and the Mongols.
Trouble, however, soon arose over Zacynthus, and the Spartans not only sent help to the Zacynthian oligarchs but even besieged Corcyra (373) Timotheus was sent to relieve the island, but shortness of money compelled him to search for new allies, and he spent the summer of 373 in persuading Jason of Pherae (if he had not already joined), and certain towns in Thrace, the Chersonese, the Propontis and the Aegean to enrol themselves.
The lines of the trunk series are double but for the sake of shortness the least refrangible component is here omitted.
The fourth is not cut at all owing to its shortness and weakness, its terminal bud being allowed to grow to draw strength into it.Advertisement
The shortness of the summer, the deficiency of drainage and the depth to which the soil freezes in winter, are the circumstances which determine the characteristic features of the vegetation of the tundras.
One of the most serious of these is caused not by the unfavourable character of the climate but by the shortness of labour.
Steel sleepers were used experimentally on the London & 'Forth-Western, but were abandoned owing to the shortness of their life.
Intra-urban railways, as compared with ordinary railways, are characterized by shortness of length, great cost per mile, and by a traffic almost exclusively passenger, the burden of which is enormously heavy.
They run with considerable speed, notwithstanding the shortness of their legs.Advertisement
Glanvill's first work (a passage in which suggested the theme of Matthew Arnold's Scholar Gipsy), The Vanity of Dogmatizing, or Confidence in Opinions, manifested in a Discourse of the shortness and uncertainty of our Knowledge, and its Causes, with Reflexions on Peripateticism, and an Apology for Philosophy (1661), is interesting as showing one special direction in which the new method of the Cartesian philosophy might be developed.
Efforts to create a native industry date only from 1867, and, considering the shortness of the time and other adverse factors, such as scarcity of capital, lack of means of communication, the development of industry in the neighbouring state of Austria, &c., the industry of Hungary has made great strides.
If we put for shortness 7 for the quantity under the last circular function in (I), the expressions (i), (2) may be put under the forms u sin T, v sin (T - a) respectively; and, if I be the intensity, I will be measured by the sum of the squares of the coefficients of sin T and cos T in the expression u sin T +v sin (T - a), so that I =u 2 +v 2 +2uv cos a, which becomes on putting for u, v, and a their values, and putting f =Q .
It Implies A Year Differing In Excess From The True Year Only By 19.45 Sec., While The Gregorian Year Is Too Long By 26 Sec. It Produces A Much Nearer Coincidence Between The Civil And Solar Years Than The Gregorian Method; And, By Reason Of Its Shortness Of Period, Confines The Evagations Of The Mean Equinox From The True Within Much Narrower Limits.
Under the name of Oryctolagus cuniculus, the rabbit is considered to represent a genus by itself, specially characterized by the shortness of the ears and hind-feet.Advertisement
Beri-beri is a dietetic deficiency disease which manifests itself by cardiac weakness with shortness of breath, swelling of the legs and peripheral neuritis with numbness of the limbs and weakness.
Besides the shortness of the period these variables possess other characteristics which differentiate them from the long-period variables.
The total expenditure for the schools is creditable to the state; but before 1909 hardly half the school population attended; and in general the rural conditions of the state, the shortness of the school terms and the dependence of the schools primarily upon local funds and local supervision, make the schools of inadequate and quite varying excellence.
Thus it is a fair inference to draw from the shortness of the list in the opening words of the Lalita Vistara, as compared with that in the first sections of the Saddharma Pundarika, that the latter work is much the younger of the two, a conclusion supported also by other considerations.
As a whole, the mandrill is characterized by heaviness of body, stoutness and strength of limb, and exceeding shortness of tail, which is a mere stump, not 2 in.Advertisement
The slightness and slowness of variation in human races having become known, a great difficulty of the monogenist theory was seen to lie in the apparent shortness of the Biblical chronology.
It is remarkable for the shortness of the cannonbones of the legs, in which it resembles the Rocky Mountain goat.
The six months elapsed without any solution being produced; but he received a letter from Leibnitz, stating that he had "cut the knot of the most beautiful of these problems," and requesting that the period for their solution should be extended to Christmas next, that the French and Italian mathematicians might have no reason to complain of the shortness of the period.
We can only use the general equation (*fix, y, z) m = o, say for shortness u= o, of a curve of the mth order, which equation, so long as the coefficients remain arbitrary, represents a curve without nodes or cusps.
Brief reference may also be made to the morphological importance of extraordinary length or shortness in the skulls of mammals - dolichocephalism and brachycephalism; both these features being apparently characteristic of specialized types, the former condition being (as in the horse) often, although not invariably, connected with length of limb and neck, and adaptation to speed, while brachycephalism may be correlated with short limbs and an abbreviated neck.Advertisement
Shortness of stature' is their most obvious characteristic, though in regard to this much exaggeration has prevailed.
By what precedes it appears that there exists a function of the n 2 elements, linear as regards the terms of each column (or say, for shortness, linear as to each column), and such that only the sign is altered when any two columns are interchanged; these properties completely determine the function, except as to a common factor which may multiply all the terms. If, to get rid of this arbitrary common factor, we assume that the product of the elements in the dexter diagonal has the coefficient + 1, we have a complete definition of the determinant, and it is interesting to show how from these properties, assumed for the definition of the determinant, it at once appears that the determinant is a function serving for the solution of a system of linear equations.
Such an instance of maturity of mind and of opinion at so early an age would be remarkable under any circumstances; but in Calvin's case it is rendered peculiarly so by the shortness of the time which had elapsed since he gave himself to theological studies.
From the other genera of that group (Cebinae) with prehensile tails capuchins are distinguished by the comparative shortness of that appendage, and the absence of a naked area on the under surface of its extremity.
Accordingly, in the seventh book of the Republic, where Plato propounds his scheme of Academic education, he directs the attention of studious youth primarily, if not exclusively, to the concurrence of inconsistent attributes; and in the Phaedo, 102 B-103 A, taking as an instance the tallness and the shortness simultaneously discoverable in Simmias, he offers his own theory of the immanent idea as the solution of the paradox.
After many years the larva is transformed into the pupa or nymph, which is distinguishable principally by the shortness of its antennae and the presence of wing pads.
Thus in times of scarcity, which are not infrequent during the early part of the season, they become a heavy tax upon the food-supply of the colony at the critical period when brood-rearing is accelerated by an abundance of stores, while shortness of food means a fallingoff in egg-production.
You have much less shortness of breath during your workouts, and that nagging occasional ache in your lower back has somehow disappeared.
These elements render steel very difficult to process due to hot shortness during hot rolling.
Severe pain, dizziness, fainting, sweating, nausea, or shortness of breath may also occur.
The shortness and uncertainty of life are strong reasons for seeking pardon and salvation now.
Symptoms progressively restrict a person's ability to breathe and include persistent coughing, wheezing, excessive production of phlegm and ongoing shortness of breath.
Children who smoke are more susceptible to coughs and increased phlegm, wheeziness and shortness of breath than those who do not smoke.
In these particulars, as well as in size and shortness of leg, the dog resembles the weasel; and since there are good reasons for believing that the latter is protected alike by ferocity and stink-glands, it is quite possible that the dog, of unusual coloration and form for the Canidae, is protected from the attacks of pumas, jaguars and ocelots by his likeness to the tayra.
Together with the drill (q.v.), the mandrill, Papio maimon, constitutes the subgenus Maimon, which is exclusively West African in distribution, and characterized, among other peculiarities, by the extreme shortness of the tail, and the great development of the longitudinal bony swellings, covered during life with naked skin, on the sides of the muzzle.
A season of light rain may be sufficient for the needs of Abyssinia, but there is little surplus water to find its way to the Nile; and a shortness of rain means a low Nile, as practically all the flood water of that river is derived from the Abyssinian tributaries (see Nile).
As is always the case with a thoroughly attractive woman, her defect--the shortness of her upper lip and her half-open mouth--seemed to be her own special and peculiar form of beauty.
Symptoms of hypertension include headaches, rapid pulse, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness and visual disturbances.
Symptoms of allergy include rash, wheezing, shortness of breath, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.
This means salmeterol is used to prevent asthma attacks, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath, rather than to relieve them.
Symptoms of lungworms include coughing and shortness of breath.
Shortness of breath, bad colds and flu symptoms, yellowish (coffin) fingernails, eyes looking lowly and dimly lit up were signs of the unhealthy aspect of smoking cigarettes.
Beware of all side effects having to do with the chest such as chest tightness, chest pain and shortness of breath, and report them immediately.
I had been feeling chest pains, you know, and, uh, shortness of breath and all those little symptoms that you hear about."
Congestive heart failure may lead to a heart attack, shortness of breath, chest pain or a stroke.
These conditions, called pathologic heart murmurs, may indicate the presence of a serious heart defect, especially when accompanied by other signs and symptoms of a heart problem such as shortness of breath, rapid heartbeats, or fainting.
Major symptoms are paleness, shortness of breath, unusually fast or strong heart beats, and tiredness.
Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, lack of color, lack of energy, and shortness of breath.
Aortic regurgitation occasionally causes shortness of breath during normal activity.
Getting enough air can become difficult; tiredness, shortness of breath, and intolerance of exercise become more common.
Symptoms in infants may include shortness of breath (dyspnea), difficulty in feeding, and poor weight gain.
The older child with COA may display fatigue, shortness of breath, or a feeling of weakness or lameness in the legs.
Medical attention is needed at the first sign of shortness of breath.
Even when a child has had surgery or is on medication, the doctor should be contacted when any abnormal symptoms arise, such as shortness of breath, difficulty in feeding (with infants), and poor weight gain.
Older children generally have fewer symptoms but may appear to be easily fatigued or to experience shortness of breath or weakness or lameness in their legs.
Asthma-A disease in which the air passages of the lungs become inflamed and narrowed, causing wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Symptoms of heart involvement include chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations.
The child may have internal injuries especially if he or she is experiencing any shortness of breath, chest pain, or abdominal pain.
Headache accompanied by weakness, numbness, paralysis, visual loss, speech difficulty, loss of balance, falling, seizures, shortness of breath, mental confusion, or loss of consciousness.
If dizziness, nausea, excessive shortness of breath, or chest pain occur during any exercise program, the activity should be stopped, and a physician should be consulted before the child resumes the activity.
Generally, physiological hyperarousal (excitedness, shortness of breath, the fight or flight response) characterizes anxiety disorders, whereas underarousal (lack of pleasure and feelings of guilt) characterizes depression.
Related symptoms include vomiting; seizures; shortness of breath; severe pain in the back, muscles, abdomen, or chest; and, if prolonged or uncorrected, shock and coma or death.
Symptoms may include fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, and dizziness.
Pneumonia is suspected in a child who has symptoms such as fever, cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing (shortness of breath or dyspnea), and an increased number of breaths per minute (respiration).
The infected person develops a high fever and possibly a rapid heartbeat when lying down, paleness, shortness of breath, and fluid retention.
The relative shortness of the female urethra (1.2 to 2 inches [3-5 cm] in length for adults) facilitates bacteria gaining entry to the bladder and multiplying there.
During attacks, they turn very blue, have shortness of breath, and can faint.
Symptoms may include chest pain, fever, shortness of breath, and limited motion of the chest wall.
Iron deficiency causes anemia (low hemoglobin and reduced numbers of red blood cells), which results in tiredness and shortness of breath because of poor oxygen delivery.
Teenagers who smoke are less fit than their nonsmoking peers and more apt to experience shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, and excess phlegm in their lungs.
Other symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, and frequent occurrences of respiratory illness, such as bronchitis.
Besides wheezing and shortness of breath, the child may cough and experience pain or pressure in the chest.
Shortness of breath may cause a patient to become very anxious, sit upright, lean forward, and use the neck or chest wall muscles to help with breathing.
The diagnosis of asthma may be strongly suggested when the typical symptoms and signs are present, including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, or chest tightness.
Any serious reaction to the drug, such as shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, or allergic reaction, should be reported to one's doctor.
Asphyxiation is apparent from shortness of breath and blue-gray or cherry-red skin color.
Asthma causes wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Lastly, if you experience dizziness, faintness, nausea, shortness of breath, or headache you should stop exercising and notify your instructor.
The latter condition has the warning signs of shortness of breath, chest pain, swollen ankles, and fainting spells.
The premise for their view is that shortness of breath or wheezing is the result of obesity, not asthma.
Symptoms include fatigue, disorientation, numb hands and feet, shortness of breath, and stomach problems.
Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension may include cyanosis (blueish tint to skin and lips), palpitations, ankle and stomach swelling, fatigue, and shortness of breath, especially while exercising.
A certain amount of training is necessary to avoid pain or shortness of breath.
They can cause chafed skin, back pain and shortness of breath.
Occasionally, bee stings can cause systemic reactions that may result in much more serious medical concerns, such as shortness of breath, wheezing, hives, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, anxiety or low blood pressure.
Notwithstanding the shortness of their limbs they run with rapidity.
The Reventazon, or Parismina, flows from the central plateau to the Caribbean Sea; despite the shortness of its valley, its volume is considerable, owing to the prevalence of moist trade-winds near its sources.
On account of the shortness of the visceral loop and the proximity of the right visceral ganglion to the oesophageal nerve-ring, the nerve to the osphradium and olfactory ganglion is very long.