Origin of writing
noun (used with a singular verb)
Origin of Hagiographa
Related Words for writingsprint, handwriting, script, calligraphy, essay, poem, literature, piece, publication, manuscript, novel, review, work, paper, theme, book, letter, prose, article, document
Examples from the Web for writings
Contemporary Examples of writings
How sad, then, that her writings make scant mention the other great thinkers of her age.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun
November 8, 2014
We do have the writings of Sextus Julius Frontinus—but what he wrote was a treatise on aqueducts.
The vast majority of the authors listed, however, have none of their writings preserved for us, or mere fragments at most.
Perhaps more enduring than her writings will be her role as the last public intellectual.Still Desperately Seeking Susan Sontag
September 26, 2014
Neither Arabic or Swahili writings make note of Gedi, despite it being located 65 miles from the port city of Mombasa.Kenya Has Its Own Machu Picchu—the Lost Town of Gedi
September 18, 2014
Historical Examples of writings
I must tell you, to keep your writings concealed so cunningly.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Even now his writings, so popular in their day, are little known.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Often have I heard her say that to read your writings was like talking to an early friend.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
With your own salary, and your friend's, and your writings, you'd make—ah!The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
The best, because the most genuine, biography of Burns is furnished by his own writings.The Letters of Robert Burns
Word Origin for writing
"system of human intercommunication by means of conventional visible marks," c.1300, "written characters; words, sentences," verbal noun from write (v.). From late 14c. as "action of composing in characters; craft of writing; one's own handwriting."