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Reduced or curtailed in amount
“Conversely, patients whose genes efficiently counteracted chemotherapy and radiation treatment had shorter survival times overall.”
Comparative for small in stature due to having relatively little height
“This sport allows tall and short players alike to participate in.”
(of writing) Comparative for relatively brief in extent
“She quickly ran downstairs to her desk and wrote a short reply, before running back upstairs.”
Comparative for limited or insufficient in quantity
“It is true that our provisions are short, but we have received news that the inhabitants of Canada are all friendly.”
Comparative for rather rude, curt or abrupt in speech or manner
“She has a tendency to be short and distant when she's under stress.”
Comparative for easily broken into small fragments
“The pastry was short, and there was no doubt about the almond flavor.”
Comparative for lasting or taking a small amount of time
“The restaurant is closed for a short period in the afternoon to allow staff to prepare for dinner service.”
Comparative for being the straightest and most direct way to a point or end
“We decided to take the short route to the lake, even if it meant having to traipse through swampland.”
Comparative for clear and straightforward
“Unfortunately, I cannot give a short explanation for this finding.”
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