An Olympic athlete cannot perform at any level short of world-class.
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His stunt tonight was nothing short of jealousy.
She imagined the conversation was nothing short of torture for a warrior.
Kiera would never agree to marry someone in so short of a time, but to agree in any amount of time to a man as lethal in appearance as this?
He returned her kiss with equal passion, pulling away only when they both were short of breath.
The Cid of history, though falling short of the poetical ideal which the patriotism of his countrymen has so long cherished, is still the foremost man of the heroical period of Spain - the greatest warrior produced out of the long struggle between Christian and Moslem, and the perfect type of the Castilian of the 12th century.