piece of writing


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n piece of writing the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect) "the writing in her novels is excellent","that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
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In literature:

Almost the first object that caught her gaze was a piece of paper, detached from the leaves, with some writing on it.
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Personally I hold the opinion that "Candide" is the most humorous piece of human writing in the world.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
Down in their cellar the Archbishop and Lascelles wrought many days at this very long piece of writing.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
Close by, upon the writing-table, was a small medicine phial and a camel-hair brush, together with several pieces of paper.
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
Do you happen to have a piece of Denson's writing about you?
"The Red Triangle" by Arthur Morrison
I look over Jack's books and I write on pieces of paper.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
She asked me to write the name on a piece of paper, and I did so.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
Therefore, not every piece of writing admits the rhetorical figures and ornaments, and likewise not every one excludes them.
"An Essay on True and Apparent Beauty in which from Settled Principles is Rendered the Grounds for Choosing and Rejecting Epigrams" by Pierre Nicole
The soldier took another piece of paper and resumed his writing.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
Between the top and cover of the pot, fit in a piece of thick writing paper.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton

In poetry:

We are accused of terrorism
If we dare to write about the remains of a homeland
That is scattered in pieces and in decay
In decadence and disarray
About a homeland that is searching for a place
And about a nation that no longer has a face
"We Are Accused Of Terrorism" by Nizar Qabbani

In news:

The most powerful piece of software inside Microsoft may be the $40 application from a tiny vendor called Userland that Robert Scoble uses to write his weblog.
"Starting from the birth of sitcoms, fathers are pretty much universally morons," writes Hanna Rosin in a piece for Slate.com.
Despite what is said about literature's power to shock, it is rare for a piece of writing to send a thrill of horror through those whose nerves are in reasonably good condition.
As some members of the Reading Room know, I enjoy writing pieces about older books.
He wrote many pieces for Harper's Magazine over the years, including this column, a classic of humor writing and media criticism.
Then there are times when you write about something and it takes on a life of its own, to the point where you need to circle back and do a follow-up piece.
When I started this piece I found myself writing the same story everyone else has about the emergence of President Clinton as the star of the 2012 election cycle.
As I sat down to write this piece last week, the New York Yankees had lost three straight and seven of their last 10.
The title of this piece sounds pretty dry to begin with—like something an engineering student would write.
Myers was fired after writing an article titled "The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage" in the Republican-leaning Commentary magazine , but his editor says it was not because of the content of the piece.
This year it could be said it went to poetry as well, since "Karma in the High Peaks and Other Adirondack Writings" is a mix of four prose pieces and 40 poems written by six area writers and published by Ra Press of South Burlington.
And it is decidedly not her most popular piece of writing.
From James Bond to Mary Higgins Clark, a collection of Atlantic pieces on mystery and thriller writing.
For example, in a recent piece defending Archbishop Dolan, James Farrell of Irish Central writes.
Myers was fired after writing an article titled "The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage" in the Republican-leaning Commentary magazine, but his editor says it was not because of the content of the piece.

In science:

To write them all down on a piece of paper, one would need, a piece of paper the size of large asteroid.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
As further pieces of notation we write Φ− = −Φ+ for the set of negative roots, Φ = Φ+ ∐ Φ− for the root system of g relative to h, and Π ⊆ Φ+ for the root basis.
Abelian ideals in a Borel subalgebra of a complex simple Lie algebra
In order to write down the generator of X, we require a final piece of notation.
Balls-in-boxes duality for coalescing random walks and coalescing Brownian motions
For each a ∈ A, write (Xac , f ac , Gac ) for c ∈ Ca for the arbitrarily small pieces into which (Xa , f a , Ga ) is ‘cut’ using the tent function T a , in the notation of (211).
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
Informally, this means that we can write a decomposition of Z in two pieces according to the following device.
Random recursive triangulations of the disk via fragmentation theory