After a horrific massacre such as the one in Newtown, Connecticut, the word “senseless” gets a lively airing.
I have found that super-productive days are usually followed by two and even three days when I can hardly write a word.
By the next morning, there had still been no word from the speaker.
And he spares no word for George W. Bush or Condi Rice, either.
The book thus has an attractive double “empathy,” a word that appears in all four parts.
He was not prepared with any answer, though he hotly resented every word of her accusation.
It was his first word with Pen since the walk to Wind Ridge.
You go ahead or I'll shake it out of you one word at a time.
The word is not in the vocabulary of the American politician.
"Right's the word, ould Nebucannezzar," he cried, and heaved up to his feet.
Old English word "speech, talk, utterance, word," from Proto-Germanic *wurdan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian word, Dutch woord, Old High German, German wort, Old Norse orð, Gothic waurd), from PIE *were- "speak, say" (see verb).
The meaning "promise" was in Old English, as was the theological sense. In the plural, the meaning "verbal altercation" (as in to have words with someone) dates from mid-15c. Word processor first recorded 1973; word processing is from 1984; word wrap is from 1977. A word to the wise is from Latin phrase verbum sapienti satis est "a word to the wise is enough." Word of mouth is recorded from 1550s.
It is dangerous to leave written that which is badly written. A chance word, upon paper, may destroy the world. Watch carefully and erase, while the power is still yours, I say to myself, for all that is put down, once it escapes, may rot its way into a thousand minds, the corn become a black smut, and all libraries, of necessity, be burned to the ground as a consequence. [William Carlos Williams, "Paterson"]
A fundamental unit of storage in a computer. The size of a word in a particular computer architecture is one of its chief distinguishing characteristics.
The size of a word is usually the same as the width of the computer's data bus so it is possible to read or write a word in a single operation. An instruction is usually one or more words long and a word can be used to hold a whole number of characters. These days, this nearly always means a whole number of bytes (eight bits), most often 32 or 64 bits. In the past when six bit character sets were used, a word might be a multiple of six bits, e.g. 24 bits (four characters) in the ICL 1900 series.