Standing nearby, 78-year-old Richard Walters was holding on to a letter he had written.
As much as those in other, wealthier capitals are loath to admit it, the future of Islam is apt to be written there.
Her piece, written for the Sunday Correspondent, reflected that fire.
The 158-Pound Marriage By John Irving This novel by Irving, written in 1973, is my favorite of his.
I have written before that no-one is suggesting that William become a vegetarian.
I've written Mother to persuade your aunt, and she has promised to try.
Such a comedy, written at such an age, requires some consideration.
I did intend to have written something about Marsilly but that I had noe time then.
It is written with elegance enough; but Jane is too heroick to be pitied.
Raleigh—The Book was written by a man of your profession, Mr. Attorney.
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.