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  • adj. Having been written in a rapid and sloppy manner.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of scrawl.


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  • Already disheartened, I reached inside and grabbed the plain white envelope on top of the pile, flipping it over to see my name scrawled in blue ink.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • She stood staring in disbelief at her name scrawled so desperately against the snow-white paper.


  • The serving girl butchered on the stairs, the phrase scrawled over the door, the trick of the chamber pot, and the words ‘Good Job!’ on the headboard.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • I tune Matthias out as my focus goes to the name scrawled on the cream-colored envelope: R.

    Good-Bye To All That

  • “Amy,” he says, reading the name scrawled on the paper in purple ink.

    Take Me There

  • I was acting so guilty I may as well have had the word scrawled across my forehead in bright red letters.


  • Those who spread the ghost story claimed that Nathan was lamenting his own fate with the word scrawled in the mud.

    The Children of the Lost

  • The guard pointed at the D+ written in red ink at the top of the page, and then the name scrawled on the left.

    In This Way I Was Saved

  • She examined the name scrawled on the side with black wax pencil.


  • And what father would give his little daughter a copy of the 20th-anniversary edition of The Little Mermaid with the title scrawled in Sharpie?

    Pirates of the Multiplex


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