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  • v. To write a letter to, e.g. a publication.
  • v. To fill in something required, by writing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. write to an organization
  • v. cast a vote by inserting a name that does not appear on the ballot


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The Learning Project at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis made a very effective addition to its assignment sheet by adding a section wherein the student could write in his evening and weekend plans, appointments, and activities.

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • My son Paul, who is the young man sitting in the front of the bus in the picture facing page 13, is a computer scientist, and it is he who convinced me to try writing on the computer—which I do except when I turn my back on it and write in longhand as I did for the entire manuscript of From the Mixed-up Files.

    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

  • Chuckling, she remembers, I told my boss, well, let me go to the restroom first before I have to write in case I get trapped in the rubble.

    The Longest War

  • Even those who objected tended to write in Hegelian terms, as is obvi - ous in the case of both Marx and Engels and of


  • Why cannot a man like Mr. Dreiser write in the spirit of the early Americans, why cannot he see fun in life?

    An Apology for Crudity

  • In a triumph of inclusive self-differentiation, eleven other racial groups are listed, from “Asian Indian” to “Samoan,” with blank space left for anyone to write in “Some other race.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • While there is no suggestion that there was a secret enclave of warrior queens within the Templar Order, as Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh write in The Temple and the Lodge 1989:

    The Templar Revelation

  • I hope it will also be my English school this September, after I take the entrance exam, and with audacity, I write in my notebook for Irina Petrovna, “I go to school by Bus 22.”

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • He began to write in a piteous strain to Mr.. Emmerson, Mr. Taylor, and Dr. Darling, all of whom assured him of their deep sympathy, and promised assistance.

    Life and Remains of John Clare

  • As in spite of every effort I can find no copyist to write in my house, I send you my own manuscript; all you have to do is to desire Schlemmer to get you an efficient copyist, who must, however, write out the Trio in your palace, otherwise there would be no security against piracy.

    Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Vol. 1 of 2


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