Definition of Shortnesses

1. Noun. (plural of shortness) ¹



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Definition of Shortnesses

1. shortness [n] - See also: shortness

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shortnesses

shortish
shortite
shortleaf
shortleaf pine
shortleaf yellow pine
shortlist
shortlisted
shortlistee
shortlistees
shortlisting
shortlists
shortlived
shortly
shortness
shortness of breath
shortnesses (current term)
shortribs
shorts
shortsheet
shortsheeted
shortsheeting
shortsheets
shortsighted
shortsightedly
shortsightedness
shortstop
shortstops
shortsword
shorttail
shorttail weasel

Literary usage of Shortnesses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American History Told by Contemporaries by Albert Bushnell Hart (1901)
"Certainly — into shortnesses. Well, what are the mechanical laws of the hammer? Gov. The time wastes fast ; pass on to another science. ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1888)
"And he attached to them lengths and shortnesses. Does this mean, he literally added on anything or merely assigned the qualities or marks of length and ..."

3. The Principles of Argumentation by George Pierce Baker (1895)
"... there must often be great obscurity and shortnesses which, I, who have my thoughts filled with the things themselves, am not aware of. ..."

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