Usage examples for writ

  1. " Well, if you would know, Master merchant, I bring a paper for you, or rather a copy of it, for the writ itself will be served on you to- morrow by the King's officers. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  2. He taught sacred and secular literature, the books of holy writ, ecclesiastical poetry, astronomy, arithmetic, and sacred music. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  3. His business up at Hogan's was To serve him with a writ. – Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses by A. B. Paterson
  4. She had the King's writ for his safety ready to send to him. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  5. Fast, fast the mind is wearing out the frame, and my schemes have but woven the ropes of sand, and my name shall be writ in water. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  6. Hee writ me also that having suffitient orders for taking all vessells that came into those parts to Trade, hee would have joyned with me in seizing of this; but seeing the purchas was fal'n into my hands, hee hoped hee should share with mee in it. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
  7. Your writ, my dear lady, runs as easily in the City as elsewhere. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. Is it not fair writ? – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  9. I pray Your Majesty to look on me and him and see on whose face is writ the word- fear. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  10. But tho' their names are writ in blood - Deepening crimson flood on flood- Their impositions writ awry And copybooks are hardly dry; And Sweetheart Life had scarcely kissed The boy to man, when the blue mist Of twilight lifted; and the dawn Announced that rosy day was born. – The Dales of Arcady by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
  11. " No." " Not to save me from a writ?" – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  12. " It's this one that I want to show you first," she said, and she gave him the writ of attachment. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  13. " It seems an open book, with letters of red, writ ten on its pages. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  14. The writ of Fate. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  15. " If you find a one- eyed man when you git into trouble, give him that letter I've writ ye, and it may do ye some good. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  16. Every word of mine which they can get hold of, however innocent, however orthodox even, is twisted, tormented, perverted, and, like the words of holy writ, are made to mean every thing but what they were intended to mean. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  17. And her name is writ in the Church books, her legal, lawful name that only the law can change. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  18. But see what I have writ his majesty, and tell me should I alter aught. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini