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              <div class="box box--fixed overflow">
  No ellip. Too short.

<div class="box box--fixed one-line">
  Forcing one line regardless

<div class="box box--fixed two-lines">
  Forcing two lines of text 
  regardless of overflow

<div class="box box--fixed overflow">
  Trying to ellipsis any overflowed content. 
  The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs. 
  The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.

<div class="box box--responsive">
  This is a responsive box that will update it's 
  ellipsis when the screen resizes. The quick brown 
  fox jumped over the lazy dogs. The quick brown fox 
  jumped over the lazy dogs.
              body {
  padding: 5%;

.box {
  height: 4.5em;
  background: #eee;
  border: 1px solid #ccc;
  padding: 0.5em 1em;
  margin-right: 30px;
  margin-bottom: 30px;
  overflow: hidden;
  float: left;

.box--fixed {
  width: 130px;

.box--responsive {
  width: 30%;

/* necessary plugin styles */
.ellip {
  display: block;
  height: 100%;

.ellip-line {
  display: inline-block;
  text-overflow: ellipsis;
  white-space: nowrap;
  word-wrap: normal;

.ellip-line {
  position: relative;
  overflow: hidden;
  max-width: 100%;
 * jQuery.ellipsis
 * --------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Copyright (c) 2013 J. Smith (@jjenzz)
 * Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses:
 * adds a class to the last 'allowed' line of text so you can apply
 * text-overflow: ellipsis;
(function(a){if(typeof define==="function"&&define.amd){define(["jquery"],a)}else{a(jQuery)}}(function(d){var c="ellipsis",b='<span style="white-space: nowrap;">',e={lines:"auto",ellipClass:"ellip",responsive:false};function a(h,q){var m=this,w=0,g=[],k,p,i,f,j,n,s;m.$cont=d(h);m.opts=d.extend({},e,q);function o(){m.text=m.$cont.text();m.opts.ellipLineClass=m.opts.ellipClass+"-line";m.$el=d('<span class="'+m.opts.ellipClass+'" />');m.$el.text(m.text);m.$cont.empty().append(m.$el);t()}function t(){if(typeof m.opts.lines==="number"&&m.opts.lines<2){m.$el.addClass(m.opts.ellipLineClass);return}n=m.$cont.height();if(m.opts.lines==="auto"&&m.$el.prop("scrollHeight")<=n){return}if(!k){return}s=d.trim(m.text).split(/\s+/);m.$el.html(b+s.join("</span> "+b)+"</span>");m.$el.find("span").each(k);if(p!=null){u(p)}}function u(x){s[x]='<span class="'+m.opts.ellipLineClass+'">'+s[x];s.push("</span>");m.$el.html(s.join(" "))}if(m.opts.lines==="auto"){var r=function(y,A){var x=d(A),z=x.position().top;j=j||x.height();if(z===f){g[w].push(x)}else{f=z;w+=1;g[w]=[x]}if(z+j>n){p=y-g[w-1].length;return false}};k=r}if(typeof m.opts.lines==="number"&&m.opts.lines>1){var l=function(y,A){var x=d(A),z=x.position().top;if(z!==f){f=z;w+=1}if(w===m.opts.lines){p=y;return false}};k=l}if(m.opts.responsive){var v=function(){g=[];w=0;f=null;p=null;m.$el.html(m.text);clearTimeout(i);i=setTimeout(t,100)};d(window).on("resize."+c,v)}o()}d.fn[c]=function(f){return this.each(function(){try{d(this).data(c,(new a(this,f)))}catch(g){if(window.console){console.error(c+": "+g)}}})}}));

$('.one-line').ellipsis({ lines: 1 });
$('.two-lines').ellipsis({ lines: 2 });
$('.box--responsive').ellipsis({ responsive: true });