Journalists help out by behaving as if objectivity requires them to write down what politicians say without noting the nonsense.
I get back and I write down everything I thought of, usually sweating all over the paper.
I was taking a writing workshop, and one of the tasks was to write down our “obsessions” at the beginning of each evening.
write down how you want to be described, then list the behaviors needed to get you there.
Amazon.com had to write down its investment in the daily deal company by $169 million in the most recent quarter.
write down these honest reflections, but don't overdo it—don't write a word you don't feel.
So I am going to write down some of the thoughts that have come to me.
And then he said words which I will not write down, so base were they.
Might it not help us if we were to write down the answer, and say how holy we think we ought to be?
The pupils were then required to write down all the story that they could recall.
Old English writan "to score, outline, draw the figure of," later "to set down in writing" (class I strong verb; past tense wrat, past participle writen), from Proto-Germanic *writanan "tear, scratch" (cf. Old Frisian writa "to write," Old Saxon writan "to tear, scratch, write," Old Norse rita "write, scratch, outline," Old High German rizan "to write, scratch, tear," German reißen "to tear, pull, tug, sketch, draw, design"), outside connections doubtful. Words for "write" in most I.E languages originally mean "carve, scratch, cut" (cf. Latin scribere, Greek grapho, Sanskrit rikh-); a few originally meant "paint" (cf. Gothic meljan, Old Church Slavonic pisati, and most of the modern Slavic cognates).
For men use to write an evill turne in marble stone, but a good turne in the dust. [More, 1513]To write (something) off (1680s) originally was from accounting; figurative sense is recorded from 1889. Write-in "unlisted candidate" is recorded from 1932.