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  • n. Plural form of missive.


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  • "One passed by, and another went halfway," Mr. Zamora wrote of the errant probes, in missives that gained him his nickname in the Chilean press.

    Writing Home, 'New' Miners Emerge

  • -- Turning to this weblog, I changed the tagline from "Where most of the fun is in the comments" to "Lobbing missives from the bunker since January, 2004."

    The Legal Underground:

  • Editing these missives is always an amusing task when using an automatic spell checker.

    marrant - French Word-A-Day

  • So no exciting food photos, no tasty missives from the hinterlands of the East coast.

    You gonna eat that? Random musings on food and life in Orange County, California » 2005 » July

  • When former generals, chiefs of staff, A-list actors, hip-hop moguls and magazine publishers offer you 500 word missives for free, why change up your formula to hush a few critics?

    Raymond Leon Roker: In Defense of FREE: Why I Don't Care That Arianna Doesn't Pay Me

  • This reminded me of myself trolling internet sex sites, firing five-word missives to Adonises carved from clay, then grabbing my sagging stomach and thinking better of it, erasing my messages, erasing my profile, creating a new one the following day.

    What if the Dungeon Closes

  • Among the missives was a claim that "the extreme left-wing and reporters for the mainstream media who go to cocktail parties" had been undermining these protests and fudging the numbers of the attendees of events.

    The Offline Party

  • His moniker and missives were frequently facetious and occasionally provocative, suggesting the handiwork of someone who relished playful language.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Not that there aren't a lot of hungry writers out there willing to craft 500 word missives in the hopes of scoring the big hit.

    Rambling Rhodes

  • Filtered through the missives is a hint that, at a time of shifting religious faith, something of the Christmas spirit exerts a powerful pull on at least some Canadians.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed


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