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shortlist

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːtlɪst
 
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Definition of shortlist in English:

noun

A list of selected candidates from which a final choice is made: a shortlist of four companies
More example sentences
  • There were nine main awards and final shortlists were selected by independent jury panels.
  • The British firm is looking to select a winning bid from a shortlist of four by mid-October.
  • The panel will also help draft the selection criteria from which a shortlist of candidates will be chosen.

verb

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Put (someone or something) on a shortlist: the novel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize
More example sentences
  • This year he was shortlisted for three awards, but still went home with nothing.
  • I'm still not sure whether it's the same thing I was shortlisted for last year or not.
  • I see from the cover of the book that it was shortlisted for this year's Orange prize for fiction.

Derivatives

shortlistee

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noun
Example sentences
  • A week earlier, Reid had been one of the losing shortlistees when Philip Gross's The Water Table won the TS Eliot prize
  • Saga magazine's glamorous editrix Emma Soames called the shortlistees on stage, produced an enormous cardboard cheque for £20,000, and handed it to Christopher Robbins.
  • This may not pose a problem for her fellow shortlistee, Damien Hirst, who can be seen prancing across the September issues of both Vanity Fair and Esquire.

Words that rhyme with shortlist

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