After years of quiet circulation, it was banned, but Machiavelli copied it.
Editor's Note: In an earlier version of this article, five sentences were copied from a Miami Herald report without attribution.
It turned out that my brother had copied out the entire Things Fall Apart by hand to impress girls.
Editor's Note: In an earlier version of this article, several passages were copied from a Salon.com article by Shaun McCanna.
He also proposed a comprehensive energy policy that has been copied by every president since.
The Bishop appears to have copied some of them in his own hand, and certainly was acquainted with the authorship.
He was an ardent admirer of Domenichino, and copied many of his works.
Italy affords one catalogue mention, of a Horace copied under Desiderius.
I shall have it copied out the minute I get home and sent off to-night.
This is one of the nicest writing-tables I know, and it could be copied for a song.
early 14c., "written account or record," from Old French copie (13c.), from Medieval Latin copia "reproduction, transcript," from Latin copia "plenty, means" (see copious). Sense extended 15c. to any specimen of writing (especially MS for a printer) and any reproduction or imitation. Related: Copyist.
late 14c., from Old French copier (14c.), from Medieval Latin copiare "to transcribe," originally "to write in plenty," from Latin copia (see copy (n.)). Hence, "to write an original text many times." Related: Copied; copying. Figurative sense of "to imitate" is attested from 1640s.
A subject for an article in a newspaper, magazine, etc: She knew that Miss Gould was good ''copy'' (1880s+)
To send a copy of a message to someone other than the immediate addressee: Copy Tina and tell her the mag is fast turning to compost (1980s+)