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  • v. write about a particular topic


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  • It had been possible, he said, to write of the human beings moving about parasitically over the skin of the country, but the edge of modern idiom was turned when it was tried against the implacable surface of the plateau.

    Died in the Wool

  • Berriman and coworkers write of trypanosomes: The proteins of the flagellar axoneme appeared to be extremely well conserved.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • But why should I write of the things of which George William Curtis, Kate Field, Anthony T.ollope and James T. Fields have written?

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • I do not write of it boastingly, but I very much doubt if ever another student has made such use of his time or mastered so much that was useful to the understanding, as I did in that, the golden summer of my life.

    The Story of a Slave. A Realistic Revelation of a Social Relation of Slave Times--Hitherto Unwritten--From the Pen of One Who Has Felt Both the Lash and the Caress of a Mistress

  • It is difficult to write of the relation of the older and most foreign-looking immigrants to the children of other people – the Italians whose fruit-carts are upset simply because they are "dagoes," or the Russian peddlers who are stoned and sometimes badly injured because it has become a code of honor in a gang of boys to thus express their derision.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes

  • I am incompetent to write of Alexander Barrow as his merits deserve.

    The Memories of Fifty Years

  • Just as he could not write of Kerry without imputing failure and instability to O'Connell, so he could not write about Ireland without traducing the leaders of Irish opinion.

    The Life of Froude

  • This is exactly what the editor wanted; and he followed these two series immediately by inducing the daughter of Charles Dickens to write of “My Father as I Knew Him,” and Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher, of

    A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After

  • I am so sorry that Johnny Davis should act so, it is disappointment too, we all had such high opinion of him; he wrote back to Mr. McGuire what he had done, I should not have thought he could have so much hardihood as to write of it.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • He seems to have heard that his place was promptly filled in Polzelli's heart, but with all his geniality, he could write of the rumoured rival as “this man, whose name I do not know, but who is to be so happy as to possess thee.”

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians


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