from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of letter.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of letter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. scholarly attainment
- n. the literary culture
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Unfortunately, the VWPL doesn't have the letters in question. *trots off to find the relevant letters*
Give the name and the sound of each of the letters in the three following words: _letters, name, sound_.
_ We talked about letters yesterday: to-day I will explain figures or numbers to you, the following is a list of them: those letters which stand for numbers are called _numeral letters_.
Now, I grant that, generally, the major includes the minor; and a man's being able to read is _prima facie_ evidence that he knows his letters; yet it is possible that the modern many-times-great-grandson may indulge in as much laxity respecting _letters_, as his ancestor did with regard to _words_.
BUT this refined jargon, which has infested letters and tainted morals, is chiefly admired and adopted by _young ladies_ of a certain turn, who read _sentimental books_, write _sentimental letters_, and contract
All your letters, _my dear letters_, are so entertaining! and which paint so clearly what you are after, that they give me either the greatest pleasure or pain.
It was probably this use of _mart_ that led so many authors to use letters of mart, instead of marque, supposing it to mean _letters of war_.
We iterate over all the letters in the alphabet using the each method (see the sidebar "for letter in @letters?" for an alternate method), and for each letter we define a CSS class
In letters the writer often uses tenses which are not appropriate at the time of writing, but which will be so at the time when his letter is received; he thus employs the Imperfect and the Perfect for the Present, and the Pluperfect for the Present Perfect; as, -- nihil habēbam quod scrīberem, neque enim novī quidquam audieram et ad tuās omnēs epistulās jam rescrīpseram, _I have nothing to write, for I have heard no news and have already answered all your letters_.
ETERNITY to the letters they write to their friends, but 'tis _after another manner_, and by accommodating themselves _for a good end_ to the vanity of _another_; for they write to them that if the concern of making themselves known to future ages, and the thirst of glory, do yet _detain_ them in the management of public affairs, and make them fear the solitude and retirement to which they would persuade them; let them never trouble themselves more about it, forasmuch as they shall have credit enough with posterity to assure them that, were there nothing else but the _letters_ thus writ to them, those letters will render their names as known and famous as their _own public actions_ themselves could do.