Usage examples for Abridging

  1. " There is an express provision of the constitution that Congress shall pass no law abridging the right of petition; and here is a resolution declaring that a member ought to be considered as regardless of the feelings of the house, the rights of the South, and an enemy to the Union, for presenting a petition. – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  2. He did not, of course, pretend to have formed his own conclusions on all points, and we find him quoting from various authorities, sometimes naming them and sometimes only indicating, perhaps, that he was " abridging from the best antiquaries." – Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature by Margaret Ball
  3. I had long been convinced that public lectures, which have been used in most ages and countries to teach the elements of almost every part of learning, were the most convenient mode in which these elements could be taught; that they were the best adapted for the important purposes of awakening the attention of the student, of abridging his labours, of guiding his inquiries, of relieving the tediousness of private study, and of impressing on his recollection the principles of science. – A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations by James Mackintosh