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  • v  reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
  • v  shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth

  • Academic pressure, drugs and alcohol in the schools, peer pressure and sexually explicit media are all conspiring to foreshorten childhood, with consequences that are still not .
  • The requirements of office foreshorten the opportunities for learning, argues Kissinger, "Presidents learn how to get on the nightly news to influence people and how to make .
  • If there were reasons to foreshorten the mission, however, they were apparently not medical.

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