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Saturday, February 07, 2015

Definitions for epistolize

  1. to write a letter.
  2. to write a letter to.

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Citations for epistolize
…there are some who in lieu of letters write homilies; they preach when they should epistolize: there are others that turn them to tedious tractates: this is to make letters degenerate from their true nature. James Howell, James Howell to Sir J.S., July 25, 1625, in The British Letter Writers, 1892
"I can't epistolize while you make those unearthly noises," Mrs Sixsmith complained. Ronald Firbank, Caprice, 1917
Origin of epistolize
1625-1635
Epistolize derives from the Latin word epistola meaning "message" or "letter." It entered English in the mid-1600s.
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