We have to shorten the distance between inevitable and inconceivable.
Even the average man will shorten his life span like a Cro-Magnon.
Several weeks ago, the Central Command GOC announced his decision to shorten the detention periods for Palestinian minors.
Just like nobody is going to tell David O. Russell to shorten American Hustle (138 minutes).
And goofy things fall out of your mouth or you shorten it up just to crack a joke and it ends up sticking.
Her innate piety (as I have more than once observed) will not permit her to shorten her own life, either by violence or neglect.
Presently, to shorten his road, he left the park, and took to a lane outside it.
These tend to shorten the wind and should therefore be avoided.
Treachery, too, stepped in to shorten the time still further.
He began, therefore, to lessen the number, and shorten the length of his appearances in Addison Square.