• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n news-letter A circular letter, written or printed for the purpose of disseminating news. This was the name given to the earliest English newspapers.
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In literature:

The letter was finished and sealed, and still no news of Arthur.
"The Brother Clerks" by Xariffa
On the fourth day they made the lightship anchored off the Banks, and stopped for news and letters.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
Your next letter to me ought to bring me good news, more cheerful than the last.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
She warned you not to expect news for a fortnight, so there's no use hanging about here in hopes of a letter or telegram.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
It brought provisions, letters, and news from the great far-away world.
"At War with Pontiac" by Kirk Munroe and J. Finnemore
The next thing I did, having absorbed all the news I could get from the papers, was to write a letter to Eagle.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Following the receipt of a letter from her father, containing no news, Grace was so gloomy that one day Betty proposed a ride in the launch.
"The Outdoor Girls in Florida" by Laura Lee Hope
I'm expecting a letter from her any day now, and there may be definite news.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
I have little time to complete letters before there is more news to tell.
"Letters from France" by Isaac Alexander Mack
He is very punctilious about answering letters; and suspecting nothing he would tell the news.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
As Master-Card, favorable News, or a Letter acceptable.
"The Square of Sevens" by E. Irenaeus Stevenson
He hastened to find his daughters, for he was anxious to tell them the good news contained in the letter.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
The news that he had become a partner in the firm he had entered as a clerk was communicated in a letter from himself to Lady Beauchamp.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 5, No. 28, February, 1860" by Various
Does your letter bring you bad news?
"Evenings at Donaldson Manor" by Maria J. McIntosh
Before I touch upon any of the subjects in your letter I will give you news of our visitors.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
Francois was to go down every day in the cart to the village, to get news and letters and buy provisions.
"No Surrender!" by G. A. Henty
The only one before it was the Boston News-Letter.
"Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" by Benjamin Franklin
Next news I had was a letter telling me she'd a boy born, and please would I stand godfather?
"The Adventures of Harry Revel" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I have no more news to tell you, my dear aunt, and I must interrupt this letter in haste, as the post-hour is near.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
And now came a letter from the hand of a stranger, bearing news of the sudden death by apoplexy of Captain St. Leger.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee

In poetry:

The endless dust-storm of troubles
cuts off news and letters;
the frontier passes are perilous,
travel nearly impossible.
"Passing The Night At Headquarters" by Du Fu
No news, no letters, no response to pleading -
They have forgotten, seven seas away,
That here upon the farthest point of Russia,
A company of men is in their pay.
"The Lieutenant" by Konstantin Simonov
They sent me letters with news
of you and I made moccasins that I would never use.
When I grew well enough to tolerate
myself, I lived with my mother, the witches said.
But I didn't leave. I had my portrait
done instead.
"The Double Image" by Anne Sexton
I ask'd a glad mother, just come from the post
With a letter she kiss'd from a far-away coast,
What heart-thrilling news had rejoiced her the most--
And -- gladness for mourning!
Her boy was returning
To love her -- at Home!
"Home" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Then shortly after James ran away to sea without his parent's leave,
So John Rouat became morose, and sadly did grieve.
But one day he received a letter, stating his son John was dead,
And when he read the sad news all comfort from him fled.
"John Rouat the Fisherman" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

MMM > News > With untitled letter, FDA signals press materials aren't exempt .
This is what people in the news business call an " explainer " piece, where I offer up insights about how letters to the editor get published here at the Optic.
After reading the letter written by state Rep Brad Roae, I feel the need to respond to his assertions about the Pennsylvania State System faculty ("State school profs have it too good," Erie Times-News, Nov 21).
The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers.
Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged.
My inquiry prompted the friend to send me a vague letter about how she had missed the news about me, can't go back or undo, but can only go forward.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Letter to the Editor.
The letter written by Kristen Burger, president of the Sparks Glencoe Community Planning Council in the North County News (Oct 11, "Councilman Huff 's CZMP decisions only benefit 'chosen few'") begs for rebuttal.
Tucson News NowVan Gogh, John Lennon letters coming to NY auction.
Tucson News NowNapoleon's secret coded Kremlin letter on sale.
I wish to respond to the letter from Victor Drummond published in the Dec 23, 2010, issue of The Macon County News.
Welcome to the US News Readers ' Letters and Comments blog.
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The News Herald kindly published a letter I wrote in 2008 rebutting charges that sexism was the reason Hillary Clinton was losing the Democratic nomination.
The Reich letter in Wednesday's News, he laments the 'new civil war' but in his first paragraph he takes multiple cheap shots at Republicans.