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  • v. Present participle of unwrite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not writing; not assuming the character of an author.


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  • They also introduce the idea of unwriting a spell, which could be interesting.

    nessus Diary Entry

  • I know that unwriting is part of the creative process, but I still cringe when I spend hours and hours on a subject and then have only a paragraph to show for it.

    When It's Right to 'Unwrite'

  • Just as often, unwriting is required to overcome my irrational attachment to certain facts or stories.

    When It's Right to 'Unwrite'

  • What's particularly frustrating about unwriting is how unpredictable and time consuming it is.

    When It's Right to 'Unwrite'

  • Thanks to unwriting, days of work became a mere 10 lines of text.

    When It's Right to 'Unwrite'

  • My first editing pass on the novel in progress was done at the computer, and it was a process of unwriting — getting rid of the rambling blather that often comes out on the first pass.

    2008 May : Bev Vincent

  • First, though, President Obama, who today began unraveling nearly eight years of policy since the 9/11 attacks, unwriting with the stroke of a pen eight years of controversial procedures for handling terror suspects and keeping them locked up initially beyond the reach of the law, trying, he believes, to undo some of the damage done to America's standing in the world.

    CNN Transcript Jan 22, 2009

  • An elderly Mexican man was slowly brushing over graffiti, tracing atop the foul Spanish as if writing it himself, unwriting it, in slow motion.

    Some Fun

  • It was a life history on ivory, and a masterpiece; and there is no friend of Hamilton's who would not sacrifice the memory of one of his greatest victories for the privilege of unwriting it.

    The Conqueror

  • My last column took twice as long to write because I had to keep unwriting it.

    SFGate: Top News Stories


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