A list of preferable items or candidates that have been selected for final consideration, as in making an award or filling a position.(noun)
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Use "shortlist" in a sentence
"Through a rigorous voting process, this shortlist is then honed down to the find the BookBrowse Awards Winners."
"Another on the shortlist is a midnight blue 1950s dress, which was found in the Worthing branch of Oxfam and costs a bargain £19.99 …."
"So my tally likely to be eleven out of the nineteen before the shortlist is announced."