Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of verse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of writing verse.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Will perhaps relish versing, and I have three stories coming along to nurse.

    Rain Before Season « Unknowing

  • This may not interest you even more than the above, but I have also been relishing versing.

    An Update « Unknowing

  • But one mother in uniform is versing -- is fighting the U.S. military right now.

    CNN Transcript Nov 17, 2009

  • Moreover he robed him and gave him gifts, and ceased not con versing with him until night approached.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • These were the assumptions behind literary study for a very long time, as neatly expressed by Sidney:It is not ryming and versing that maketh a Poet . . . but it is that faining notable images of vertues, vices, or what els, with that delightfull teaching, which must be the right describing note to know a Poet by.

    Literature: the very idea

  • You know, versing is, you know, how much did the rate adjust to save in order to make it worth your while to refinance?

    CNN Transcript Apr 7, 2007

  • I saw a game with them, but I don't know who they were versing ...

    languagehat.com: BUDGE/VERSE.

  • When versing the black car, remember that the first is a warmup lap...

    languagehat.com: BUDGE/VERSE.

  • I have noticed one thing, there seems to be a lot of "B"s versing "S"s.

    languagehat.com: BUDGE/VERSE.

  • As soon as they saw him, the source of the drumming sound as well as the versing became immediately apparent.

    Lost And Found

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  • In the context of classroom pidgin, my wee students routinely used "versus" as a verb. Is the takeaway that the youf just love verbs more than other people?

    May 24, 2017

  • Verstorying (Versing a Story)

    "Spoken",

    Said old Thoth,

    Ol' Thoth has a beak.

    Beak a tongue and no teeth.

    Beak tooth, only two teeth.

    Thoth. Tooth. Thoth Though.

    Beak Speak. Caw. Caw. Caw.

    Parrotts have beaks,

    And parrots speak.

    Oxen (Bulls) Push & Pull,

    Fly & Walk Parrot/Ox,

    Paradox, as the parrot talks.

    Min, (A Moon), Amen, AmenRå.

    Setting Sun. Rising Moon.

    Caw. Caw. Caw.

    May 24, 2017

  • Epic.

    May 24, 2017

  • The Wordie affliction's a curse;

    Indifference, however, is worse.

    How blessed the infection

    That raises objection

    And moves gentle bilby to verse.

    May 24, 2017

  • About 'versing' they've just drawn their quills

    for 10 rounds of grammar Nazi spills

    though I like me a donnybrook

    I have to say that in my book

    'verse' can go in a hearse to landfills

    May 24, 2017

  • Some people were having an argument on Twitter about (mainly young people's) use of versing as a verb meaning to compete against.

    May 24, 2017