Origin of write-in
How to use write-in in a sentence
At some point during his busy schedule, Israel found the time to write a book, titled The Global War on Morris.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My publisher had asked, “If you wanted to write another book, what would you want to write about?”
You write a lot about how you were a jerk or a snob when it came to comedy or film.
What made you want to write a memoir now about your “addiction” to film?
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.Will Chris Christie Regret His Cowboy Hug?|Matt Lewis|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
I've never had time to write home about it, for I felt that it required a dissertation in itself to do it justice.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The other is the new theory: that the Bible is the work of many men whom God had inspired to speak or write the truth.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
Whatever you do, don't write a word to that Carr friend of yours; he's as sharp as a two-edged sword.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for write-in
- to vote for (a person not on a ballot) by writing in his name
- to cast (a vote) for such a person by writing in his name
Other Idioms and Phrases with write-in
Cast a vote by inserting a name not listed on the ballot, as in He asked them to write in his name as a candidate. [c. 1930]
Insert in a text or document, as in Please don't write in your corrections on the printed pages, but list them separately. [Late 1300s]
Communicate with an organization by mail, as in Listeners are being asked to write in their requests. [1920s]