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HTML

              
                <h1>
   Three Ways to Hide Clamped Lines of Text
</h1>

<div class="wrapper">
   <div class="example example-1">
      <h2>
         Hidden Overflow
      </h2>

      <p>
         Oh God, one of them's loose. Um, I can't turn back...okay, I can do this. I am a matador. I fearlessly— Ah, Jesus! Shit! Fuck! Piss! Those things bite! Oh, I see. The button doesn't work. We design a lot like that, too. Don't try to haggle with me, you savages! All prices are final!
      </p>
   </div>
   <div class="example example-2">
      <h2>
         Scroll Overflow
      </h2>

      <p>
         So, what are my options here? I could shoot every one of these tentacle things individually, but then they would puke up so much this ramp would turn into a Slip 'n' Slide of blood, and I just washed that off of me—again! I have a doctor's degree! Looks like I'm the one stuck having to do training...ASS SLAPPAGE.
      </p>
   </div>
   <div class="example example-3">
      <h2>
         Visible Overflow
      </h2>

      <p>
         God, how many helicopters are there? Too damn many, that's how much. What, is that your buddy? Like the two of you were going to convince me of something? Whoa, what was that? Batter up. Strike one! Strike two! Strike...ah, it's raining men! I mean aliens! I was so close!
      </p>
   </div>
</div>
              
            
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CSS

              
                :root {
   --white: #efefef;
}

body {
   display: flex;
   min-height: 100vh;
   padding: 1rem;
   align-items: center;
   justify-content: space-around;
   flex-direction: column;

   background: radial-gradient(
      farthest-side at bottom center,
      rgba(120, 2120, 255, 0.5),
      #240786
   );
}

h1 {
   color: var(--white);
}

.wrapper {
   display: flex;
   flex-wrap: wrap;
   align-items: center;
   justify-content: center;
}

.example {
   margin: 0.5rem;
   padding: 1rem;
   flex: 1 1 125px;

   background: var(--white);
   border: 1px solid black;
}

p {
   display: -webkit-box;
   -webkit-line-clamp: 3;
   -webkit-box-orient: vertical;
}

.example-1 p {
   overflow: hidden;
}

.example-2 p {
   overflow: scroll;
}

.example-3 p {
   overflow: visible;
}

h2 {
   margin-top: 0.5rem;
}

              
            
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JS

              
                
              
            
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