Justin replied by telegram, "Don't bother to come back, just send a check."
I remember the telegram we received from Jakov and Sandra and the joy we felt.
Inquiries will be accepted only via Western Union telegram or rotary phone.
I sent a telegram to the Rabbi in Damascus asking if he needed religious books and prepaid [for his response].
Almost “magically,” he soon received a telegram from Hollywood urging him to reconsider.
And I shall want you to send a telegram to the Post Office.'
And then you will send a telegram to a certain gentleman in New York.
She crumpled the telegram nervously in her hand, and made a motion to lift the reins.
This was the telegram which was delivered at the doctor's door, two days later.
The two men were chatting together in the library, when a servant entered with a telegram.
"telegraphic dispatch," 1852, coined by E.P. Smith of Rochester, N.Y., from tele-, as in telegraph + -gram, and introduced in the Albany "Evening Journal" of April 6, 1852. Purists pointed out that this is an erroneous formation, and the correct word would be telegrapheme (which is close to the Modern Greek word).
May I suggest to such as are not contented with 'Telegraphic Dispatch' the rightly constructed word 'telegrapheme'? I do not want it, but ... I protest against such a barbarism as 'telegram.' [Richard Shilleto, Cambridge Greek scholar, in the London "Times," Oct. 15, 1857]