write up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v write up bring to public notice by writing, with praise or condemnation "The New York Times wrote him up last week","Did your boss write you up?"
    • v write up put into writing; write in complete form "write out a contract"
    • n write up a short account of the news "the report of his speech","the story was on the 11 o'clock news","the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Write up to put a full description of in writing: to praise something in writing above its merits
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Quotations

  • Ernest Hemingway
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    “Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.”
  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    “It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up, because by that time I was too famous.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wrítan; Ice. ríta; the original meaning being 'to scratch' (cf. the cog. Ger. reissen, to tear).

Usage

In literature:

Give mine to dear Mr. Martin, though he can't make up his mind to the bore of writing to me.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon
It stirred him up to write, in easy verse, the tale of love and death that his own situation too readily suggested.
"The Life of John Ruskin" by W. G. Collingwood
You can't ask a man to step up and marry you in order that you may sit down and write a letter to your father.
"The Captain's Toll-Gate" by Frank R. Stockton
About a week afterwards Kitty shut herself up one evening in her room to write to Ashe.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Presently he drew himself up to the table and began to write, writing very slowly because his hand trembled so.
"If Winter Comes" by A.S.M. Hutchinson
Returning to my room I took the letter I had been writing to Father Dan and tore it up piece by piece.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
You know how he's always 'dressing up' and talking and writing about marrying one of those girls in the West end?
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
Greeley kept on writing, never having looked up once.
"Memories and Anecdotes" by Kate Sanborn
She gathered them up, slipping them through her fingers to be sure of the writing.
"The Militants" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Now, suppose you recite it off to me, so that I shall not have to look it up in my books, and I will write as you recite.
"A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After" by Edward Bok
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In poetry:

Dear sir, thou art not old,
Though half a century now,
May write its ragged wrinkles,
Up and down thy brow.
"Y. M. C. A. Founder. Sir Geo. Williams." by Frank Barbour Coffin
They told me I must write my name
Upon a scroll of death;
That some day I should rise to fame
By giving up my breath.
"The Conscript" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
You are now in London town,
Louis Becke,
Keeping up your old renown,
Writing yarns of women brown,
Getting yellow money down,
Or a cheque.
"Wrecked Illusions" by Victor James Daley
How can I write the mournful end--
And tell how, up and down,
At last, by hunger driven, they stray
Over the mosses brown--
She clutching at his little coat,
He clinging to her gown?
"The Babes In The Wood" by Clara Doty Bates
Hush! hush! through the azure expanse of the sky
Comes a low, gentle sound, 'twixt a laugh and a sigh;
And I rise from my writing, and look up on high,
And I kneel, for the first of God's angels is nigh!
"The First Of The Angels" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Whoever has no house now will not build one anymore.
Whoever is alone now will remain so for a long time,
will stay up, read, write long letters,
and wander the avenues, up and down,
restlessly, while the leaves are blowing.
"Autumn Day" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

Born and raised in Bath, Ohio, I grew up with a love for writing.
Sign up right now for the Reading, Writing and Rhyming school program.
An ex-economist and sometime Californian, she now writes, edits, and tests recipes from her sixth-floor New York City walk-up.
Of course what you end up writing is something else altogether.
Affleck teamed up with his childhood buddy Damon to write a screenplay.
Every other week, you can count on us to post a write up just like this one, on all the the events we'll be covering for our Utah People section and online galleries.
We've devoted several pages of write-ups and photography to Hawaii things our staff is currently fascinated with.
Get travel company promises in writing The hotel we ended up with was more.
Here's how they stack up (as of this writing).
Write down your answers, but also draw up action items (e.g.
Sometimes, when my mind goes blank (and I have to admit that is quite often), I have to search headlines to come up with something to write about.
After becoming the runner-up on the tenth season of Britain's "The X-Factor", Rebecca spent the next year envisioning, writing and performing her album, "Heaven".
It has been a while since I have last blogged, sometimes it is hard to stay up with the monthly rhythm of writing.
101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems.
Now that the "Cash for Clunkers" bill is ramped up and driving car-buyers into the showroom, let's start writing the next one, or Phase 2 of the Clunkers bill.
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In science:

Two factor maps π and ψ are equivalent if these σ -subalgebras of Σ that they generate are equal up to µ-negligible sets, in which case we shall write π ≃ ψ ; this clearly defines an equivalence relation among factors.
Multiple recurrence and the structure of probability-preserving systems
For example, given e ⊆ [d] we write hei := {u ∈ (cid:0) [d] ≥2(cid:1) : u ⊇ e} (note the non-standard feature of our notation that e ∈ hei if and only if |e| ≥ 2): up-sets of this form are principal.
Multiple recurrence and the structure of probability-preserving systems
Writing the formal dynamics under Q of 1/X up to τn ∧ τ1/n for all n ∈ N, it is straightforward to conclude that the law of the process 1/X ζ under Q is the same as the law of the process X under P.
On the stochastic behavior of optional processes up to random times
An end of G is an We write ∂G for the space of ends, and (cid:98)G = G ∪ ∂G for the end compactiequivalence class of rays. of those ends whose rays end up in C and (cid:98)C = C ∪ ∂C for the resulting fication of G.
Lamplighter Random Walks and Entropy-Sensitivity of Languages
It will be convenient to adopt the Vinogradov convention of writing e( x) for e2πi x , thus freeing up the symbol i to be used as an index.
Uniform distribution and algorithmic randomness
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