• Anything serious to report
    Anything serious to report
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reporting the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television "they accused the paper of biased coverage of race relations"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A director gives his report while frustrated shareholders listen A director gives his report while frustrated shareholders listen

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1998, a law passed in the U.S. state of Virginia allows drivers to keep their road kill, as long as they report it within 12 hours
    • n reporting The act or system of drawing up reports; the practice of making a report; specifically, newspaper reporting (see phrase below): also used attributively: as, the reporting style of phonography.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928
    • Reporting the act of drawing up reports—newspaper reporting
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  • Thomas Jefferson
    “We seldom report of having eaten too little.”
  • Will Rogers
    “I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”
  • Georgie Anne Geyer
    Georgie Anne Geyer
    “It was when reporters became journalists and when objectivity gave way to searching for truth, that an aura of distrust and fear arose around the New Journalist.”
  • Max Hastings
    Max Hastings
    “If you can't get a job as a pianist in a brothel you become a royal reporter.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Report me and my cause aright.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “News reports stand up as people, and people wither into editorials. Clich?s walk around on two legs while men are having theirs shot off.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. reportārere-, back, portāre, to carry.


In literature:

The reporter might have been one of his secretaries.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
Of the number reported as lost, 1,656 were killed, or as many as were lost in killed, wounded and missing in the Cuban campaign.
"The Colored Regulars in the United States Army" by T. G. Steward
General Lacuee, who was appointed governor of the school, reported this opposition to the Emperor.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
A report on the fisheries of the United States.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
He is reported to be a very chaste and clever actor.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
As I have said, the Select Committee of 1840 reported against the right of the public to run their own engines and carriages on railways.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
First and Second Reports, Grainger's Report.
"The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 with a Preface written in 1892" by Frederick Engels
Tennessee Crop Report for November, 1883, with the report of the Tennessee Weather Service.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884." by Various
Yes, so they can be reported if necessary.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
My kit was taken down to the New Siding Station where I had to report at 7.50.
"At Ypres with Best-Dunkley" by Thomas Hope Floyd

In poetry:

Abashed by that report,
For the heart cannot lie,
I knelt in the dirt.
And all shall bend the knee
To my offended heart
Until it pardon me.
"Young Man's Song" by William Butler Yeats
"Who know not love from amity,
Nor my reported self from me;
A fair fit gift is this, meseems,
You give — this withering flower of dreams.
"The Poppy" by Francis Thompson
O TIM, did you hear of thim Saxons,
And read what the peepers report?
They're goan to recal the Liftinant,
And shut up the Castle and Coort!
"Molony’s Lament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The sergeant reported the matter
To Lieutenant Bird then and there.
Said Lieutenant 'How very disgusting'
The Duke must be told of this 'ere.'
"Sam's Christmas Pudding" by Marriott Edgar
With " Yours" and "Mine" they make great sport,
Who saw us come and see us go,
And will be when no least report
Of us but what a stone can show.
"Vigil" by Katharine Tynan
With solemn voice, with lengthen'd visage,
The aunt reported Roper's presage.
Isaac receiv'd this sore denial
Not like a man when brought to trial.
"Preferment" by William Hutton

In news:

Sports blog start-up Bleacher Report sold for a reported $175 million to Turner Broadcasting System on Monday, according to SFGate.
Six years after founding a website where sports fans could talk about their favorite teams, four Menlo School graduates have sold the product, Bleacher Report, for a reported $175 million.
In my continuing reports about small economical new cars, this week I'll report about the 2012 Kia Soul.
The report is an update of a preliminary report that was issued in 2010.
Only a few districts reported any notable changes from the last report.
When 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike last year, it distorted the August 2011 jobs report so drastically, the Labor Department initially reported exactly zero jobs were created that month.
In the Mitchell Report, I counted 14 former or current Texas Rangers on the list of 82 players mentioned in the report detailing those who have abused steroids.
We've created this reporting "cookbook" for reporters or editors interested localizing the story.
On Wednesday The Hollywood Reporter reported that Twilight teen heartthrob Taylor Lautner had optioned a New Yorker story to be made into a small-budget movie directed by Gus Van Sant .
Washington Post suspends reporter for 'borrowed' reporting.
NEW YORK – Some media–buying executives are reporting fourth–quarter TV scatter ad prices that are flat to slightly higher than the upfront buying period that just closed this summer, reports Media Daily News.
The Reporter-Herald is reporting that Loveland police are seeking help from the public regarding one of the city's teachers, who's now up on sex crimes on one of his students.
S religion reporter and undertook a two-month reporting trip through China.
Cloud-based Web and mobile acceleration services specialist Cotendo is being wooed by three companies, according to a report in the Calcalist financial daily reported on Sunday.
Job report, after job report, after job report, but which one do you trust.

In science:

Super-Kamiokande was also sensitive to the electron neutrinos arriving from the Sun, the “solar neutrinos”, and independently confirmed the reported deficit of such solar neutrinos long reported by other experiments.
Neutrino Mass and Mixing with Discrete Symmetry
He reported a value αs (MZ ) = 0.117 ± 0.006 based on the previous world average together with the results reported at this meeting. I review below a few of the new results.
Summary of the XXX Rencontre de Moriond QCD Session
This report summarizes results reported to this conference by the H1 experiment .
Deep Inelastic Physics with H1
The full list of working group members can be found in the subgroup reports that follow this summary report.
Weakly-Coupled Higgs Bosons and Precision Electroweak Physics
The details underlying Sections II and IV can be found in the subgroup reports that follow this summary report [13,14].
Weakly-Coupled Higgs Bosons and Precision Electroweak Physics