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a shortened version of a written work

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But now that the Citizens United decision has thrown out campaign spending limits as abridgments of free speech, Americans want to know what they can do about it.
He makes the case that these abridgments are not only unjust, but make us less secure and damage our ability to reproduce a democratic society.
The transcript of the address with slight abridgments follows below.
As Price points out, there is no essential connection between brevity and narrative distance, but the abridgments tended to substitute a retrospective impersonal narrator for Richardson's prolific letter-writers.
The material is suitable for graduate or senior undergraduate course, and with abridgments for a short course of two or three days.
The Jefferson Muzzles are awarded as a means to draw attention to abridgments of free speech and press and, at the same time, foster an appreciation for those tenets of the First Amendment.
Various polls show that up to 8o percent of Americans expect and accept some abridgments of individual freedom to combat the threat of terrorism.
Possokhov uses excerpts from fellow Ukrainian Yuri Krasavin's film scores and abridgments of familiar Beethoven works.
The Court has declared some abridgments of this sort to be unconstitutional, correctly recognizing in passing that "the particular consumer's interest in the free flow of commercial information .
He advocates a near-libertarian commitment to the free market and fiercely opposes government abridgments of personal and economic freedom.
Such compendia of extracts have many potential disadvantages: statements taken out of immediate or historical context can be misinterpreted, abridgments of quootations can leave the reader wondering what has been left out.
From this firm in the course of more than a century have come many massive revisions and several abridgments of the dictionary, which has been acknowledged as supreme in its field.
of Kansas) translated the famous Latin epic in 2005, and here offers an abridgments of that translation (which was also published by Hacket Publishing Co.