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  • Lemme just get my check writ out.†   (source)
  • Here, on the stained, uncarbolized pavement, the writ of Sister Drummond did not apply.†   (source)
  • Across the top of the flyer writ in big black letters were the words LIMITED ENGAGEMENT, then in little letters it said, —Direct from an S.R.O. engagement in New York City.†   (source)
  • Together, his two books were called the Hive-Queen and the Hegemon, and they were holy writ.†   (source)
  • His mind and body together made up a large-writ scripture of pain.†   (source)
  • He told of the hemorrhages in the night, of Dr Clark bleeding him and prescribing "exercise and good air," and of the ultimate religious and personal despair which had led Keats to demand his own epitaph be carved in stone as: "Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water."†   (source)
  • One firm, Merchant & Co., which had supplied the iron for his kiln and vault, had gone so far as to secure a writ of replevin to take the iron back.†   (source)
  • From the Day Booke of Nicholas Flamel, Alchemyst Writ this day, Thursday, 31st May, in San Francisco, my adopted city THURSDAY, 31st May†   (source)
  • Niceness writ large.†   (source)
  • The mayor shook his head and made no motion to look at our writ of patronage.†   (source)
  • As I faded into time's dateless night, I would say to the doctor, "The moving finger writes and having writ, moves on …" and my soul would escape gracefully.†   (source)
  • God's writ did not extend there.†   (source)
  • In the report he submitted to the Kansas Supreme Court, Judge Thiele found that the petitioners had received a constitutionally fair trial; the court thereupon denied the writ to abolish the verdict, and set a new date of execution-October 25, 1962.†   (source)
  • It was writ all over him.†   (source)
  • Yes, shorting the bagel man is white-collar crime, writ however small.†   (source)
  • I wasn't interested in learning how to draft a motion or a writ of habeas corpus or other common jailhouse documents.†   (source)
  • For all you know, one of those might be a writ ordering your execution.†   (source)
  • Sometimes bad luck is writ large and plain.†   (source)
  • Striding across the Brown campus, clicking the concrete with high heels that show off her celebrated legs, Bernadine expounds about events and issues writ large— just like when she was in collegedescribing a conference on violence against women she just attended that showed her "how we can't prosecute violent men with Mark Fuhrmans as our allies … how the opponents of racism and the opponents of violence against women are natural allies in the struggle.†   (source)
  • They were written …. are writ-ten …. in the Books of Histories, but these Books are"-he paused here-"no longer available.†   (source)
  • If It's Optic White, It's the Right White,' " he quoted with an upraised finger, like a preacher quoting holy writ.†   (source)
  • I writ it down—look.†   (source)
  • He blamed his mother for insisting he take the case lest it be thought he was incapable of drawing a writ.†   (source)
  • Death had come to Dome on raven wings, writ small and sealed with a blob of hard red wax.†   (source)
  • Palpable though writ small, the story in Athens is the story everywhere, always: the human condition.†   (source)
  • Even though he had used his knowledge of the law to suspend Cuba's writ of habeas corpus, and even though the January 12 massacre was reported in the New York Times, Castro's Harvard speech was interrupted time after time by enthusiastic cheering and applause.†   (source)
  • But Blondie was in disguise, really, all got up as a teacher, 'cause his baggage ticket had bigger things writ on it ….†   (source)
  • To legions of Americans these are not stupid superstitions or fetishes at all, but rules close to holy writ.†   (source)
  • We in the house of Denethor know much ancient lore by long tradition, and there are moreover in our treasuries many things preserved: books and tablets writ on withered parchments, yea, and on stone, and on leaves of silver and of gold, in divers characters.†   (source)
  • For a lack of a specific writ, let's call it accessory to multiple homicide.†   (source)
  • When a writ of error is brought from an inferior to a superior court of law in New York, does the latter have jurisdiction of the fact as well as the law?†   (source)
  • I'm glad it's all writ down in the Book of Shaker.†   (source)
  • In general, absent sonic overriding requirement, the writ of the DoD starts at our borders, not within them.†   (source)
  • The pilot, an amiable flight lieutenant wearing a handlebar mustache, watched the load going aboard with honest bewilderment writ large across his brow.†   (source)
  • We all attended and all worshiped some player on the Jackson Senators: I offered up my 100's in arithmetic and spelling, reading and writ-ing, attendance and, yes, deportment—I must have been a prig!†   (source)
  • Since a Suggestion from the Master is a Command not unlike Holy Writ, I shall digress and comply at the same Time.†   (source)
  • These lines were writ By Morgan, free, Who shall, the day he dies, See this prophecy.†   (source)
  • Tell me more about your husband-'One writ with me in sour misfortune's book,' as Shakespeare says.†   (source)
  • No: though his name was writ large on placards, though they praised him for the great work God worked through him, and though they came, day and night, before him to the altar, there was no word in the Book for him.†   (source)
  • To that world assembly of sovereign states, the United Nations, our last best hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the instruments of peace, we renew our pledge of support -- to prevent it from becoming merely a forum for invective -- to strengthen its shield of the new and the weak and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run.†   (source)
  • (He walks about, suppressing his agitation, and then as one who excuses a display o f bad manners) Holy writ is holy, Excellency.†   (source)
  • Returning to the bar, drawing writs, arguing causes, taking clerks.†   (source)
  • If they were citizens of France or England, I would issue writs of habeas corpus, Mr. Staples.†   (source)
  • "If all the writs of mechanic's lien that have been levied on this structure were pasted on these three walls, the block would look like a mammoth circus billboard.†   (source)
  • When Walter, who could barely read or write, failed to file the various pleadings, writs, motions, and lawsuits the other prisoners had advised him to file, they blamed him for his predicament.†   (source)
  • With these arguments, Jenkins and Bingham succeeded in carrying the case three times to the United States Supreme Court-the Big Boy, as many litigating prisoners refer to it-but on each occasion the Court, which never comments on its decisions in such instances, denied the appeals by refusing to grant the writs of certiorari that would have entitled the appellants to a full hearing before the Court.†   (source)
  • Because of this I will not grant writs of habeas corpus for either the men or the children of the Amistad.†   (source)
  • James Otis, in his famous speech on writs of assistance in 1761, had called for the immediate liberation of the slaves.†   (source)
  • By Adams's account, every one of the immense crowded audience went away, as he did, ready to take up arms against writs of assistance.†   (source)
  • A lifetime later, Adams would vividly describe Otis as he had been in his surpassing moment, in the winter of 1761, in argument against writs of assistance, search warrants that permitted customs offi-cers to enter and search any premises whenever they wished.†   (source)
  • Before the bench in the second-floor Council Chamber of the Province House in Boston, Otis had declared such writs—which were perfectly valid in English law and commonly issued in England—null and void because they violated the natural rights of Englishmen.†   (source)
  • In Braintree, as elsewhere in New England, much of town businesswas taken up with the commonplace problem of keeping one man's livestock out of another man's fields, and by long-standing custom most legal matters were handled by town clerks and officials who, though without legal training, were thoroughly schooled in procedure, knowing to the last detail all that was required for writs and warrants, matters about which, for all his reading, Adams knew little.†   (source)
  • He thought he'd best get his will writ down while he had the chance."†   (source)
  • Writ about their car in fancy letters it said, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE AMERICA TODAY!†   (source)
  • There's an axe out there with Piggy writ on it, fat boy.†   (source)
  • Some contracts are writ in ink, and some in blood.†   (source)
  • King, they're shipping me out on a writ, to Chicago."†   (source)
  • Our writ ran everywhere the sound of the waves was heard.†   (source)
  • "I know, I know, it's nothing more than Archimedes' Mirror writ large.†   (source)
  • How do you know it's all writ down, Papa?†   (source)
  • Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood.†   (source)
  • I will rule, however, that this court will entertain petitions for a writ of habeas corpus.†   (source)
  • My life was writ in red, in blood and wine.†   (source)
  • Baldwin finished by imploring the court to grant the writ of habeas corpus.†   (source)
  • I said I will rule on motions for a writ, but I am not ready to do so now.†   (source)
  • You will forgive an old friend for not expressing any great surprise, as the matter was writ large enough between the lines of your letters, and could easily be divined, without any great perspicacity on the reader's part.†   (source)
  • Her niceness is writ large, it is her defining quality and she needs it acknowledged, often, daily almost, which can be tiring.†   (source)
  • This rubbishy "Neuro-hypnotism," however beribboned with new terminologies, is only Mesmerism, or Animal Magnetism, re-writ; and that sickly nonsense was discredited long ago, as being merely a solemn-sounding blind, behind which men of questionable antecedents and salacious natures might obtain power over young women of the same, asking them impertinent and offensive questions and ordering them to perform immodest acts, without the latter appearing to consent to it.†   (source)
  • The law, based upon the Bible, and the Bible, writ by Almighty God, forbid the practice of witchcraft, and describe death as the penalty thereof.†   (source)
  • But when the time comes to judge, to understand a betrayal which will spread like fame across the Web, which will end worlds, l ask you not to think of me-my name was not even writ on water as your lost poet's soul said-but to think of Old Earth dying for no reason, to think of the dolphins, their gray flesh drying and rotting in the sun, to see-as I have seen-the motile isles with no place to wander, their feeding grounds destroyed, the Equatorial Shallows scabbed with drilling…†   (source)
  • When one turns seventeen and begins to experience that first period of real independence, one's senses are so alert, one's sentiments so finely attuned that every conversation, every look, every laugh may be writ indelibly upon one's memory.†   (source)
  • Might I see your writ?†   (source)
  • Someone had took a pen or something and had writ on all five of them, but it was writ in a code so I couldn't understand what they meant.†   (source)
  • That name had alias writ all over it!†   (source)
  • Running acrost the top of it was a sign that was writ on a long skinny flag, it said, BOYS AND GIRLS-FOLLOW THE GENTLE LIGHT TO THE MISS B. GOTTEN MOON PARK.†   (source)
  • Underneath the picture someone had writ with a black fountain pen, "One Night Only in Flint, Michigan, at the Luxurious Fifty Grand on Saturday June 16, 1932.†   (source)
  • She showed me how to find Chicago on the line that was running across the page and Flint on the line that was running down the page and then to look at the number that was writ where the two of them joined up.†   (source)
  • It is all a game to them still, a tourney writ large, and all they see is the chance for glory and honor and spoils.†   (source)
  • Erased and writ-ten over.†   (source)
  • He was leaning forward, and an alien emotion was stamped on his face, writ too large for lies or denial.†   (source)
  • He looked to be adjuring him to read something writ there but there was nothing to see save the dents and dings occasioned by the ten thousand meals eaten off it.†   (source)
  • Why, I believe I'm you writ small.†   (source)
  • The proposed Constitution establishes the writ of habeas corpus, prohibits ex-post-facto laws and TITLES OF NOBILITY, a provision not in the New York constitution.†   (source)
  • He had none of the misconceptions about wolves which, taken en masse, comprise the body of accepted writ in our society.†   (source)
  • It contained the three of us, an Eminemlette, a cheerful six-foot-four giantess called Tiny, and a new Spanish mami named Inez who was also in Chicago on a writ.†   (source)
  • Section 9, clause 2: "The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it."†   (source)
  • On the blades were writ the words Rodrik and Maron, and many a time they twisted cruelly in the night.†   (source)
  • Soon after beginning his practice, he had won a writ of habeas corpus and eventual freedom for a runaway slave.†   (source)
  • Therefore we ask that if a writ is granted for the children it be accompanied by bail of one hundred dollars per child.†   (source)
  • No name was provided at the bottom of the elaborate frame, only a single-word inscription writ large in Latin, "VIR," meaning "man of character."†   (source)
  • As counsel for Field, the plaintiff, Adams felt confident in his understanding of the principles of law involved, but worried that the writ he prepared was "unclerklike" and thus he would fail.†   (source)
  • "Even if we do not get the writ, I am confident we can cast enough doubt upon their case to unsettle their sureness of its outcome," Baldwin said.†   (source)
  • "Let me never undertake to draw a writ without sufficient time to examine and digest in my mind all the doubts, queries, objections that may arise," he wrote.†   (source)
  • Though he was not sure what new evidence the abolitionists would marshal, he assured Forsyth that a writ of habeas corpus would never be granted in his court.†   (source)
  • To that end, I petition the court for a writ of habeas corpus for the blacks taken from the Amistad when it was boarded by the crew and officers of the 'Washington.†   (source)
  • A writ of habeas corpus would only be an invitation for them to flee prosecution for their crimes of mutiny, murder, and thievery, prosecution for which should rightly take place back in Havana.†   (source)
  • The government is concerned that if the children or any of the other negroes are provided with a writ of habeas corpus, they will very quickly disappear, perhaps even against their will.†   (source)
  • "Your Honor," Holabird said, standing, "The United States urges that a writ is not granted for the children on the grounds that they are witnesses to the events on board the Amistad."†   (source)
  • The defense had divined what they could from the notes but had given more time and weight iristead to Pickney's Treaty, the Antelope case, and their proposal of the writ.†   (source)
  • Holabird closed by saying that issuing a writ of habeas corpus was ill-advised because it would pave a road for escape, a road that would most certainly lead these slaves away from proper justice under the laws of their homeland, Cuba.†   (source)
  • Granting a writ of habeas corpus would be denying rightful justice, as well as opening the door for mass escape, a course the slaves certainly would pursue in light of their previous actions of murder and mutiny.†   (source)
  • You know people send mother writs, don't you, uncle?†   (source)
  • In the new law courts—for Fort Mayne was over—the lawyers were as busy as bees, issuing writs for attainder, chancery, chevisance, disseisin, distraint, distress, embracery, exigent, fieri facias, maintenance, replevin, right of way, oyer and terminer, scot and lot, Quorum bonorum, Sic et non, Pro et contra, Jus primae noctis, and Questio quid juris?†   (source)
  • On her return from her journey, with rents in arrears, or with some other violation of the contract as an entering wedge, Eliza would surge triumphantly into battle, making a forced entrance with police, plain-clothes men, warrants, summonses, writs, injunctions, and all the other artillery of legal warfare, possessing herself forcibly, and with vindictive pleasure, of her property.†   (source)
  • He went to a drawer to secure some extra writs.†   (source)
  • "I wonder the writs haven't followed me down here," Rawdon continued, still desponding.†   (source)
  • Next he added: "The first thing to do will be to get Burton back here" (Burton being Burton Burleigh, his legal assistant, who had gone away for a week-end vacation) "and put him in charge so as to furnish you whatever you need in the way of writs and so on, Fred, while I go right over to see this poor woman.†   (source)
  • He complained vehemently about being imprisoned in defiance of his civil rights, asked by virtue of which law he was hereby detained, invoked writs of habeas corpus, threatened to press charges against anyone holding him in illegal custody, ranted, gesticulated, shouted, and finally conveyed by an expressive gesture that we were dying of hunger.†   (source)
  • When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.†   (source)
  • 'The writs will find me here.'†   (source)
  • …Devonshire girls, among the dry law-stationers and the attorneys' offices; and of the tea and toast, and children's songs, in that grim atmosphere of pounce and parchment, red-tape, dusty wafers, ink-jars, brief and draft paper, law reports, writs, declarations, and bills of costs; seemed almost as pleasantly fanciful as if I had dreamed that the Sultan's famous family had been admitted on the roll of attorneys, and had brought the talking bird, the singing tree, and the golden water…†   (source)
  • Letters of reproach and invective showered in from the creditors; and Mr Rugg, who sat upon the high stool every day and read them all, informed his client within a week that he feared there were writs out.†   (source)
  • When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.†   (source)
  • So then the king sent letters and writs throughout all England, both in the length and the breadth, for to assummon all his knights.†   (source)
  • When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.†   (source)
  • Then came word to Sir Mordred that King Arthur had araised the siege for Sir Launcelot, and he was coming homeward with a great host, to be avenged upon Sir Mordred; wherefore Sir Mordred made write writs to all the barony of this land, and much people drew to him.†   (source)
  • Ain' Miss Pitty writ you an' writ you ter come home?†   (source)
  • A generation of orientalists has recently thrown open to us the sacred writings of the East, as well as the pre-Hebrew sources of our own Holy Writ.†   (source)
  • I found it so strange and incredible to be looking on at all this, to be seeing the sacred writ, with its heroes and its wonders, the source in our childhood of the first dawning suspicion of another world than this, presented for money before a grateful public that sat quietly eating the provisions brought with it from home.†   (source)
  • In the mixture there was beauty--a good proportion--and pimple-insolence, and parricide faces, gum-chew innocence, labor fodder and secretarial forces, Danish stability, Dago inspiration, catarrh-hampered mathematical genius; there were waxed-eared shovelers' children, sex-promising businessmen's daughters--an immense sampling of a tremendous host, the multitudes of holy writ, begotten by West-moving, factor-shoved parents.†   (source)
  • Ain' Ah seed her write an' seed her a-cryin' w'en y'all writ her back dat you got too much ter do on disyere ole farm ter come home?†   (source)
  • Look at that shirt—every last inch of it kivered over with secret African writ'n done with blood!†   (source)
  • But I think you'd better give me a writ for that bag at Gun Lodge station.†   (source)
  • If kisses could be writ with ink, If kisses fast could flee!'†   (source)
  • Thou'st writ the lying letter thyself, and my stolen bride and goods are its fruit.†   (source)
  • Is it because they somewhat savor of Holy Writ in its phrase "mysteries of iniquity"?†   (source)
  • And Mason now drew from his pocket a writ of search, which he had been careful to secure.†   (source)
  • Nathless a parchment, writ and stamped with care, A spectre is, which all to shun endeavor.†   (source)
  • It is for the recovery of money on an I O U, a writ.†   (source)
  • But what did he care now for an I O U, for a writ of recovery!†   (source)
  • Then he gave a sort of inarticulate cry, dropped candle and writ together, and went blundering down the dark passage to the stairs.†   (source)
  • Yet may we shelter ourselves in the infinite goodness of Providence, which would not forever punish the innocent beyond that third or fourth generation which is threatened in Holy Writ.†   (source)
  • A song writ by him has given offense in high places— and a hundred men—I am of them—are posted to-night….†   (source)
  • The very joy of living was writ plainly upon the sweet young face, it sparkled out of the merry blue eyes and lit up the smile that lurked around the lips.†   (source)
  • I wrote my articles and thought little more of the matter until, some time later, I backed a bill for a friend and had a writ served upon me for £25.†   (source)
  • He sat with his head sunk on his breast and said "Yes," without raising his eyes, as if afraid to see writ large on the clear sky of the offing the reproach of his romantic conscience.†   (source)
  • The justice maintained his judicial composure, and simply said— "Doubtless it is allowable to revise the value, since it is not yet writ upon the record."†   (source)
  • And, indeed, if that lexicon which is based on Holy Writ were any longer popular, one might with less difficulty define and denominate certain phenomenal men.†   (source)
  • On these faces sorrow and care were deeply writ; the women especially paid but little heed, either to the music or to the brilliant audience; no doubt their thoughts were far away with husband, brother, son maybe, still in peril, or lately succumbed to a cruel fate.†   (source)
  • … CYRANO: I had suspicion it would be to-day, (He draws a letter out of his doublet): And had already writ….†   (source)
  • Oh! wise Penelope Would ne'er have stayed to broider on her hearthstone, If her Ulysses could have writ such letters!†   (source)
  • We have our pockets full, We poets, of love-letters, writ to Chloes, Daphnes—creations of our noddle-heads.†   (source)
  • I have writ it and rewrit it in my own mind so oft that it lies there ready for pen and ink; and if I lay but my soul by my letter-sheet, 'tis naught to do but to copy from it.†   (source)
  • There's a sermon now, writ in high heaven, and the sun goes through it every year, and yet comes out of it all alive and hearty.†   (source)
  • Now spake out Hrothgar, as he look'd on the hilts there, The old heir-loom whereon was writ the beginning Of the strife of the old time, whenas the flood slew, The ocean a-gushing, that kin of the giants 1690 As fiercely they fared.†   (source)
  • The poor mulatto woman, whose simple faith had been well-nigh crushed and overwhelmed, by the avalanche of cruelty and wrong which had fallen upon her, felt her soul raised up by the hymns and passages of Holy Writ, which this lowly missionary breathed into her ear in intervals, as they were going to and returning from work; and even the half-crazed and wandering mind of Cassy was soothed and calmed by his simple and unobtrusive influences.†   (source)
  • And there was even at the bottom, "She will be constrained thereto by every form of law, and notably by a writ of distraint on her furniture and effects."†   (source)
  • *p The legislators of Connecticut *q begin with the penal laws, and, strange to say, they borrow their provisions from the text of Holy Writ.†   (source)
  • "That proves," returned the abbe, "that you are like those of Holy Writ, who having ears hear not, and having eyes see not."†   (source)
  • Nor have I so read or interpreted Holy Writ, as to understand that the disclosure of human thoughts and deeds, then to be made, is intended as a part of the retribution.†   (source)
  • …and worn, And within a motley store Of headless dolls, of schoolbooks torn, Birds and beasts that speak no more, Spoils brought home from the fairy ground Only trod by youthful feet, Dreams of a future never found, Memories of a past still sweet, Half-writ poems, stories wild, April letters, warm and cold, Diaries of a wilful child, Hints of a woman early old, A woman in a lonely home, Hearing, like a sad refrain— "Be worthy, love, and love will come," In the falling summer rain.†   (source)
  • The prayers that did begin then, and the lamentations in sackcloth and ashes, and the holy processions, none of these have ceased nor night nor day; and so the monks and the nuns and the foundlings be all exhausted, and do hang up prayers writ upon parchment, sith that no strength is left in man to lift up voice.†   (source)
  • Etc. [13] Lawyer Corbeau, perched on a docket, held in his beak a writ of execution; Lawyer Renard, attracted by the smell, addressed him nearly as follows, etc. The two honest practitioners, embarrassed by the jests, and finding the bearing of their heads interfered with by the shouts of laughter which followed them, resolved to get rid of their names, and hit upon the expedient of applying to the king.†   (source)
  • Loud men called his subdued tone an undertone, and sometimes implied that it was inconsistent with openness; though there seems to be no reason why a loud man should not be given to concealment of anything except his own voice, unless it can be shown that Holy Writ has placed the seat of candor in the lungs.†   (source)
  • 'Mas'r Davy,' he said, when we had shaken hands, 'I giv Em'ly your letter, sir, and she writ this heer; and begged of me fur to ask you to read it, and if you see no hurt in't, to be so kind as take charge on't.'†   (source)
  • "And what else should be the lot of thy accursed race?" answered the Prior; "for what saith holy writ, 'verbum Domini projecerunt, et sapientia est nulla in eis'—they have cast forth the word of the Lord, and there is no wisdom in them; 'propterea dabo mulieres eorum exteris'—I will give their women to strangers, that is to the Templar, as in the present matter; 'et thesauros eorum haeredibus alienis', and their treasures to others—as in the present case to these honest gentlemen."†   (source)
  • As your professional adviser, I should prefer your being taken on a writ from one of the Superior Courts, if you have no objection to do me that favour.†   (source)
  • 'Then,' said Mr Scaley, producing a small document from his pocket and unfolding it very slowly, 'this is a writ of execution, and if it's not conwenient to settle we'll go over the house at wunst, please, and take the inwentory.'†   (source)
  • And this was in face of the fact that Elizabeth could now have been writ handsome, while the young lady was simply pretty.†   (source)
  • So that to this hunter's wondrous skill, the proverbial evanescence of a thing writ in water, a wake, is to all desired purposes well nigh as reliable as the steadfast land.†   (source)
  • Right so came by and by a knight riding; and as he drew near he made dolorous moan, and by the words of it I perceived that he was cursing and swearing; yet nevertheless was I glad of his coming, for that I saw he bore a bulletin-board whereon in letters all of shining gold was writ: "USE PETERSON'S PROPHYLACTIC TOOTH-BRUSH—ALL THE GO."†   (source)
  • The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.†   (source)
  • There is, to make thee young, a simpler mode and apter; But in another book 'tis writ for thee, And is a most eccentric chapter.†   (source)
  • "For there can live no hatred in thine eye, Therefore in that I cannot know thy change: In many's looks the false heart's history Is writ in moods and frowns and wrinkles strange: But Heaven in thy creation did decree That in thy face sweet love should ever dwell: Whate'er thy thoughts or thy heart's workings be Thy looks should nothing thence but sweetness tell."†   (source)
  • So I writ a letter while I was out, and put it in the post-office, telling of 'em how all was as 'tis; and that I should come down tomorrow to unload my mind of what little needs a-doing of down theer, and, most-like, take my farewell leave of Yarmouth.'†   (source)
  • 'Another writ has been issued (in His Majesty's High Court of King's Bench at Westminster), in another cause of HEEP V. MICAWBER, and the defendant in that cause is the prey of the sheriff having legal jurisdiction in this bailiwick.†   (source)
  • And from Shakespeare she gained a great store of information — amongst the rest, that— "Trifles light as air, "Are, to the jealous, confirmation strong, "As proofs of Holy Writ."†   (source)
  • The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.†   (source)
  • And Percivale took it, and found therein a writ and so he read it, and devised the manner of the spindles and of the ship, whence it came, and by whom it was made.†   (source)
  • And as Launcelot devised her, he espied in her right hand a writ, the which he read, the which told him all the adventures that ye have heard to-fore, and of what lineage she was come.†   (source)
  • I am sent to find those persons whose names are here writ,   (source)
    writ = written
  • Or, if his mind be writ, give me his letter.   (source)
  • ...and can never find what names the writing person hath here writ.   (source)
  • —O, give me thy hand, One writ with me in sour misfortune's book!   (source)
  • Why, she hath not writ to me?   (source)
    writ = archaic term for written or wrote
  • Writ in my cousin's hand,   (source)
    writ = written
  •   This night you shall behold him at our feast;
      Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face,
      And find delight writ there with beauty's pen;   (source)
  • So many guests invite as here are writ.   (source)
  •   Then gave I her, so tutored by my art,
      A sleeping potion; which so took effect
      As I intended, for it wrought on her
      The form of death: meantime I writ to Romeo
      That he should hither come as this dire night,
      To help to take her from her borrow'd grave,
      Being the time the potion's force should cease.   (source)
    writ = wrote
  • 87:6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there.†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-eth" is replaced by "-s". They said "She writeth" in older English. If we still used "writ," today we would say "She writs;" but instead we say "She writes."
  • 13:26 For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-est" is dropped. They said "Thou writest" in older English. If we still used "writ," today we would say "You writ;" but instead we say "You write."
  • The Apostle Paul unto the Romans writeth, 'Man shall rejoice with them that make joy, and weep with such folk as weep.'†   (source)
  • In like manner, when question is of the Meaning of written Lawes, he is not the Interpreter of them, that writeth a Commentary upon them.†   (source)
  • *that tun* Beware of it, ere thou too nigh approach, For I shall tell examples more than ten: Whoso will not beware by other men, By him shall other men corrected be: These same wordes writeth Ptolemy; Read in his Almagest, and take it there.†   (source)
  • This white top* writeth mine olde years; *head Mine heart is also moulded* as mine hairs; *grown mouldy And I do fare as doth an open-erse*; *medlar <3> That ilke* fruit is ever longer werse, *same Till it be rotten *in mullok or in stre*.†   (source)
  • Hold thou thy peace, thou poet Marcian,<10> That writest us that ilke* wedding merry *same Of her Philology and him Mercury, And of the songes that the Muses sung; Too small is both thy pen, and eke thy tongue For to describen of this marriage.†   (source)
  • This Parson him answered all at ones; "Thou gettest fable none y-told for me, For Paul, that writeth unto Timothy, Reproveth them that *weive soothfastness,* *forsake truth* And telle fables, and such wretchedness.†   (source)
  • And if that thou be sick, so God me save, Thy very friendes, or a true knave,* *servant Will keep thee bet than she, that *waiteth aye *ahways waits to After thy good,* and hath done many a day." inherit your property* This sentence, and a hundred times worse, Writeth this man, there God his bones curse.†   (source)
  • …not his wife in great assay: *although This world is not so strong, it *is no nay,* *not to be denied* As it hath been in olde times yore; And hearken what this author saith, therefore; This story is said, <14> not for that wives should Follow Griselda in humility, For it were importable* though they would; *not to be borne But for that every wight in his degree Shoulde be constant in adversity, As was Griselda; therefore Petrarch writeth This story, which with high style he inditeth.†   (source)
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