Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of writing or composing.
- n. Expression in writing; wording: as, the penning of the condition of the bond is to be observed.
- v. present participle of pen.
- n. the act of creating written works
“He made his name penning songs inspired by injustice.”
“Lehane has been sought to adapt his previous books for the screen, but this is the first adaptation that he was interested in penning himself.”
“All told, they were more than justified in penning them up the way they did.”
“To the contrary: Given Boone's hostility toward the president, it's unlikely that he had any trepidation at all in penning such a smear.”
“To me this reads as an excellent beginners quick exercise in penning a story about an every-day event current in the life of the writer or someone else close.”
“But I find it hard to make a judgment one way or the other, because the Pastoral Epistles are widely accepted as being pseudepigraphical, and yet I find it hard to imagine someone who idolizes Paul enough to write in his name penning 1 Timothy 1:15.”
“While not the most tasteful or sensitive way to approach a very legitimate and serious phychological disorder, I don't think the author indended any real harm in penning this article.”
“John, in penning the word of God in Holy Writ, referred to neutrality as lukewarmness.”
“If it be so then in words, which fly and ‘scape censure, and where one good Phrase asks pardon for many incongruities and faults, how then shall he be thought wise whose penning is thin and shallow?”
“It's called penning and it involves sending packs of domestic dogs into a fenced enclosure to chase to exhaustion and often tear apart a captive coyote or fox.”
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