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              <h1>Reverse Ellipsis multiline</h1>

  <h3>Un texto de líneas menor o igual al indicado no saca el ellipse.</3>

<h2>Reverse Ellipsis 2 lines</h2>
<article class='line_2'>
  <p>En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme, no ha mucho tiempo que vivía un hidalgo de los de lanza en astillero, adarga antigua, rocín flaco y galgo corredor. Una olla de algo más vaca que carnero, salpicón las más noches, duelos y quebrantos los sábados, lentejas los viernes, algún palomino de añadidura los domingos.</p>

<article class='line_2'>
  <p contentEditable>Un texto de líneas  &le; al indicado no muestra ellipsis. AÑADE TEXTO: [<span>contentEditable_</span>]</p>

<spam class='aviso'>Link the <a href='https://ksesocss.blogspot.com/2014/12/reverse-ellipsis-multiline.html'>POST</a>, show the PEN</span>
              @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=PT+Mono);
*, *:after, *:before {
  box-sizing: inherit;
* {margin:0;padding:0;border: 0 none; position: relative;}
article {
  background: inherit;
  max-width: 40rem;
  margin: 0 auto 2rem;
  overflow: hidden;
  transform: rotate(180deg); /* look at */ 
article > * {
  transform: rotate(-180deg); /* look at */
article p {
  background: inherit;
  font-size: 1.2rem;
  line-height: 2rem; /* look at */
article p::before {
  content: '\25b6\2003';
  background: inherit;
  display: inline-block;
  line-height: 2rem;
  height: 2rem;
  z-index: 5;
  position: relative;
article p::after {
  content: '...';
  background: inherit;
  position: absolute;
  left: 0rem;
 /* look at */
.line_2 {
  max-height: 4rem;
  /*6rem for 3 lines
    8rem for 4 lines... */
.line_2 p::after {
  bottom: 2rem;
  /*4rem for 3 lines
    6rem for 4 lines...*/

html, body {
  background: #A10FB4;
  font-family: pt mono;
  color: #fff;
  font-weight: 300;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  padding-bottom: 1rem;
h1, h2 {
  background: rgba(0,0,0,.3);
  font-weight: 400;
  padding: 0 2rem;
  margin-bottom: 1rem;
  font-family: serif;
  letter-spacing: 2px;
h1 {
  font-size: 3rem;
  font-variant: small-caps;
  text-align: center;
h3 {
  font-family: sans-serif;
  font-weight: 400;
  text-align: center;
  margin-bottom: 1rem;
article:hover {
  background: rgba(0,0,0,.4);
  box-shadow: 0 0 0 1rem rgba(0,0,0,.65);
  max-height: none;
  overflow: visible;
article:hover p::after,
article:hover p::before {
  display: none;
[contentEditable] span {
  color: orange;
  animation: blink 1s infinite steps(2);

@keyframes blink {
  50% {visibility: hidden;}
.aviso {
  position: fixed;
  bottom: 0;
  right: 0;
  background: orange;
  color: #fff;
  font-weight: 300;
  line-height: 1;
  padding: .5rem;
  border-radius: 5px 0 0;
  box-shadow: 0 0 4px rgba(0,0,0,.4);
  z-index: 100;
.aviso a {
  text-decoration: none;
  color: #000;
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