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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity.

2. (v.) To reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to lessen; to abridge; to curtail; to contract; as, to shorten work, an allowance of food, etc.

3. (v.) To make deficient (as to); to deprive; -- with of.

4. (v.) To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like.

5. (v. i.) To become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by cold.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

shor'-t'-n: The Hebrew word qatsar and the Greek koloboo literally indicate abbreviation of time or space (Psalm 89:45 Proverbs 10:27 Ezekiel 42:5); figuratively they point to limitation of power or of suffering (Numbers 11:23 Isaiah 50:2; Isaiah 59:1 Matthew 24:22 Mark 13:20).

2856. koloboo -- to curtail
... to curtail. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: koloboo Phonetic Spelling:
(kol-ob-o'-o) Short Definition: I cut short, shorten Definition: (lit: I maim ...
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4958. sustello -- to draw together, hence wrap up
... to draw together, hence wrap up. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sustello
Phonetic Spelling: (soos-tel'-lo) Short Definition: I shorten, swathe Definition ...
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A Present Religion
... And are we not all of us accustomed, when we think a good thing is at a distance,
to try if we can shorten the time between us and it. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/a present religion.htm

Jesus the Resurrection and Life.
... day?" That is to say: Has not every man his allotted time to work, his day of light,
in which he can walk and work, and which no danger nor calamity can shorten ...
/.../xxiii jesus the resurrection and.htm

"Keep Step. "
... all form in line, close ranks, and move out to a world conquest, and"keep step."
That command of His will make a winning force so great as to shorten up the ...
// talks with world winners/keep step.htm

Letter vii. --A Holy Community.
... Impressed by their great austerities I asked them one day if such a hard
life did not affect their health and shorten their lives. ...
/.../de caussade/abandonment to divine providence/letter vii a holy community.htm

A Preservative against Unsettled Notions, and Want of Principles ...
... A good man whose goodness shortens his life, and bad man whose iniquity lengthens
his life, or at least is not excessive enough to shorten the thread of it. ...
/.../a preservative against unsettled notions.htm

Volume iii. From the Year 1816 to the Year 1828.
... this intention, without such an abridgment as would either compel me to omit some
important transactions and edifying incidents, or so to shorten them as to ...
/.../volume iii from the year.htm

... men, which our amiable and condescending religion teaches us; and I have been
particularly obliged to my worthy patron for what he hath done to shorten some of ...
/.../doddridge/the rise and progress of religion in the soul/preface.htm

Thy Rod and Thy Staff they Comfort Me.
... But although we know the source of our sorrows and feel the guilt of our sins, this
does not make our burden lighter or shorten the path of our pilgrimage. ...
/...// shepherd of my soul/viii thy rod and thy.htm

Innocent iii
... He showed his power of self-control at once by doing nothing to shorten the canonical
time before his consecration as priest and bishop; while the magnificence ...
/.../medley/the church and the empire/chapter ix innocent iii.htm

The Big Road
... The journey from Taiyueanfu to Hwochow is accomplished in five stages, and nothing
will induce the carter to shorten or change them, though hours may have been ...
/.../cable/the fulfilment of a dream of pastor hsis/chapter ii the big road.htm

Shorten (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (v.) To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten
distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity. ...
/s/shorten.htm - 8k

Upset (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To set up; to put upright. 2. (vt) To thicken
and shorten, as a heated piece of iron, by hammering on the end. ...
/u/upset.htm - 9k

Tuck (3 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To draw up; to shorten; to fold under; to press into a narrower compass;
as, to tuck the bedclothes in; to tuck up one's sleeves. ...
/t/tuck.htm - 8k

Contract (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) To draw together or nearer; to reduce to a less compass; to shorten,
narrow, or lessen; as, to contract one's sphere of action. ...
/c/contract.htm - 8k

Shortened (11 Occurrences)

/s/shortened.htm - 9k

Choose (116 Occurrences)
... Mark 13:20 and if the Lord did not shorten the days, no flesh had been saved; but
because of the chosen, whom He did choose to Himself, He did shorten the days ...
/c/choose.htm - 54k

Quicken (16 Occurrences)
... 3. (v.) To shorten the radius of (a curve); to make (a curve) sharper; as, to
quicken the sheer, that is, to make its curve more pronounced. ...
/q/quicken.htm - 13k

Leg (24 Occurrences)
... We know from Roman and Greek authors that this was done as a coup de grace to
shorten the miseries of criminals condemned to die on the cross. ...
/l/leg.htm - 19k

Retract (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To take back; as to retract a statement; to draw
up or shorten; as, the cat can retract its claws; to retract a muscle. ...
/r/retract.htm - 7k

Mown (2 Occurrences)
... The term "mower" (qatsar, "to dock off," "shorten") in Psalm 129:7 the King James
Version is rendered "reaper" in the Revised Version (British and American ...
/m/mown.htm - 8k

Bible Concordance
Shorten (1 Occurrence)

Mark 13:20 Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days.



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