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Definitions of writing

  1. the activity of putting something in written form; " she did the thinking while he did the writing"
  2. the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet ( especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); " the writing in her novels is excellent"; " that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
  3. ( usually plural) the collected work of an author; " the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"
  4. letters or symbols written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; " he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; " the doctor's writing was illegible"
  5. of Write
  6. The act or art of forming letters and characters on paper, wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs.
  7. Anything written or printed; anything expressed in characters or letters
  8. Any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, or the like.
  9. Any written composition; a pamphlet; a work; a literary production; a book; as, the writings of Addison.
  10. Handwriting; chirography.
  11. The act of forming letters with a pen or pencil, etc.; a composition, manuscript, or book.
  12. Act of forming letters with a pen: that which is written: a document: a book: an inscription:- pl. legal deeds: official papers.
  13. Act of forming letters with a pen, & c.; document; inscription; book, & c.
  14. The act of one who writes.
  15. Written characters; handwriting.
  16. Anything written, as a legal document, literary composition, book, etc.
  17. Used or intended for writing.
  18. Conveyance of lands, deeds, or any official papers.
  19. The act or art of forming letters and characters for the purpose of recording or communicating ideas; anything written or expressed in letters; any legal instrument; any written composition; a book; a pamphlet; an inscription.
  20. Forming letters or figures with a pen.
  21. The act of forming characters or letters on paper, & c., in order to record ideas for the information of others; anything expressed in letters and words; any written composition; a manuscript; a book or pamphlet.
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Usage examples for writing

  1. Do you know that I am writing a book? – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  2. " Mrs. Maroney is writing a letter to her husband; I think it is an important one. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  3. And writing it may make me believe it is true, though now it all will seem a dream. – Phyllis by Maria Thompson Daviess
  4. You must not blame her for not writing, as she is not allowed to write at all, not even a letter. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  5. He moved back in the chair and went on with his writing. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. " I must ask you to talk quietly," Miss Fenler said, " and as to the writing, I'll look into that. – Dorothy Dainty at Glenmore by Amy Brooks
  7. Father cried all the time he was writing his one. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  8. But this writing and the language are too much for me. – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  9. So after writing by the post to bed. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  10. Since he had heard of it he could not rest without writing to me, and he should like to hear in reply. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  11. I shall not try to take anything away with me but a bit of your writing. – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  12. There will be no writing people down! – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  13. He then went on with his writing. – Rollo in Paris by Jacob Abbott
  14. I was thinking of writing you to come here. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  15. Of course, she's always writing letters. – Honor: A Play in Four Acts by Hermann Sudermann
  16. She and Alan are writing, too. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  17. " I can read writing, and that is very hard, you know. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  18. In writing, however, it is different. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
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