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CymbelineCym II.iv.44A second night of such sweet shortness whichA second night of such sweet shortnesse, which
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.ii.82To spend that shortness basely were too longTo spend that shortnesse basely, were too long.
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.354Such as the shortness of the time can shape;Such as the shortnesse of the time can shape,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iv.39Your plainness and your shortness please me well.Your plainnesse and your shortnesse please me well:
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iii.88The prejudice of disparity, value's shortness,The prejudice of disparity values shortnes

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shortnessdirectness, straightforwardness, brevity

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