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HTML

              
                <body>
  <p class='DescriptionExcerpt'>
  The dreams of yesterday are the hopes of today and the reality of tomorrow. Many say exploration is part of our destiny, but it’s actually our duty to future generations and their quest to ensure the survival of the human species. Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not. If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon. Buy why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may as well ask why climb the highest mountain?
  </p>
</body>
              
            
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CSS

              
                // ----
// Sass (v3.4.21)
// Compass (v1.0.3)
// ----

$white: #FFFFFF;

@mixin excerpt($font-size: $paragraph-font-size, $line-height: 1.4, $lines-to-show: 3, $excerpt-bg: transparent) {
  background: $excerpt-bg;
  display: block; /* Fallback for non-webkit */
  display: -webkit-box;
  max-height: $font-size*$line-height*$lines-to-show; /* Fallback for non-webkit */
  font-size: $font-size;
  line-height: $line-height;
  -webkit-line-clamp: $lines-to-show;
  -webkit-box-orient: vertical;
  overflow: hidden;
  text-overflow: ellipsis;
  @-moz-document url-prefix() {
    overflow: hidden;
    position: relative;
    &:before {
      background: $excerpt-bg;
      bottom: 0;
      position: absolute;
      right: 0;
      float: right;
      content: '\2026';
      margin-left: -3rem;
      width: 3rem;
    }
    &:after {
      content: '';
      background: $excerpt-bg;
      position: absolute;
      height: 50px;
      width: 100%;
      z-index: 1;
    }
  }
}

p {
  font-family: Arial;
  color: #234F5C;
}
.DescriptionExcerpt {
  @include excerpt($font-size: 1.3rem, $line-height: 1.3, $lines-to-show: 3, $excerpt-bg: $white);
  margin-bottom: 0;
}
              
            
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