longhand

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj longhand having words written out in full by hand "longhand writing"
    • n longhand rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: President Woodrow Wilson wrote all of his speeches in longhand.
    • n Longhand The written characters used in the common method of writing; -- opposed to shorthand; as, took it down in longhand .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n longhand Writing of the ordinary form, as contradistinguished from shorthand or stenography.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Longhand writing of the ordinary kind
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lang; Ger. lang, Ice. langr.

Usage

In literature:

Very well, what I am offering for acceptance and adoption is not shorthand, but longhand, written with the SHORTHAND ALPHABET UNREDUCED.
"What Is Man? And Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The only words in longhand were the two forming the name of the secretary.
"The Price She Paid" by David Graham Phillips
The word Mephistopheles can be written in shorthand with one-sixth the number of strokes that is required in longhand.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
We should get through as much in a couple of hours as you could in a day using longhand.
"The Vanishing Man" by R. Austin Freeman
We came back in an hour, and by that time each letter was transcribed in a beautiful, delicate longhand.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
A third one was willing to write longhand, and to work as slowly and as irregularly as I pleased.
"The House of Martha" by Frank R. Stockton
Imagine Fergus getting a screed from a staff man in longhand!
"Plotting in Pirate Seas" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
But I sure hate writin' longhand.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
She writes you in longhand, but she is studying shorthand.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Longhand copy rarely is sent to the compositors nowadays.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
I did my writing in longhand, although I had always used the typewriter before we came to Banning.
"Four and Twenty Beds" by Nancy Vogel
Otherwise, plain longhand is to be preferred to the end of the chapter.
"Sunday-School Success" by Amos R. Wells
The one type records messages in the Morse alphabet, the other makes clearly-written longhand characters.
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams
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In news:

People once copied quotations longhand of writers they hoped to emulate.
I have no desire to return to longhand.
Bucking a growing trend of eliminating cursive from elementary school curriculums or making it optional, California is among the states keeping longhand as a third-grade staple.
Carolyn See writes — in longhand.
A lot of people write on a computer, but some write in notebooks longhand, some dictate into an iPhone, and some writers use typewriters .
Here are some remarks from Buzz Bissinger (see post below) aimed at Will Leitch that I jotted down longhand last night.
Writing in spidery longhand in a notebook, he covered one side of the page.
In my last post, I weighed the benefits of writing longhand vs on the computer.
Some would rather write longhand, some would rather type and others prefer to enter text directly into a mobile device, with their thumbs or using a dictation program.
Clack, Clack: Getting it Down in Longhand, Typewriter and Word Processor.
Branch wrote notes in longhand and later, as he drove home from the White House, spoke aloud everything he could remember into a tape recorder.
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