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correspond
used in Babbitt

2 meanings, 13 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
corresponding by email
Definition
communicate by writing letters or email
  • He said cautiously to his wife, "I've been in correspondence with a man in New York—wants me to see him about a real-estate trade—may not come off till summer.
    Chapter 6 (34% in)

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2  —6 uses as in:
a correspondence course
Definition
done from afar
  • I knew this correspondence-school business had become a mighty profitable game—makes suburban real-estate look like two cents!
    Chapter 6 (73% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • And then I could take up correspondence-courses.
    Chapter 6 (42% in)
  • "That's so," said Mrs. Babbitt comfortably, while Ted complained: "Yuh, but Dad, they just teach a lot of old junk that isn't any practical use—except the manual training and typewriting and basketball and dancing—and in these correspondence-courses, gee, you can get all kinds of stuff that would come in handy.
    Chapter 6 (55% in)
  • Well but—Yes—I just wanted to show how many different kinds of correspondence-courses there are, instead of all the camembert they teach us in the High.
    Chapter 6 (65% in)
  • Course I'd never admit it publicly—fellow like myself, a State U. graduate, it's only decent and patriotic for him to blow his horn and boost the Alma Mater—but smatter of fact, there's a whole lot of valuable time lost even at the U., studying poetry and French and subjects that never brought in anybody a cent. I don't know but what maybe these correspondence-courses might prove to be one of the most important American inventions.
    Chapter 6 (76% in)
  • I think those correspondence-courses are terrible!
    Chapter 6 (77% in)

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?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Carbon copies of the correspondence are in the company's files, where they may be viewed by any public commission.
    Chapter 19 (2% in)
  • A week ago he had invented a system of leaving his cigar-case and cigarette-box in an unused drawer at the bottom of the correspondence-file, in the outer office.
    Chapter 4 (16% in)
  • Interwoven with correspondence and advertisement-writing were a thousand nervous details: calls from clerks who were incessantly and hopefully seeking five furnished rooms and bath at sixty dollars a month; advice to Mat Penniman on getting money out of tenants who had no money.
    Chapter 4 (30% in)
  • He took from the correspondence-file the entire box of cigars and forced them on his guests.
    Chapter 4 (83% in)
  • He courageously returned the cigar-box to the correspondence-file, locked it up, hid the key in a more difficult place, and raged, "Ought to take care of myself.
    Chapter 5 (4% in)
  • However accustomed to the literary labors of advertisements and correspondence, Babbitt was dismayed on the evening when he sat down to prepare a paper which would take a whole ten minutes to read.
    Chapter 13 (6% in)

There are no more uses of "correspond" in Babbitt.

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