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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BULLETIN

He took me to a bulletin that had just been put up on the wall.

In the morning I went round to Mrs. La Force and gave her a bulletin.

The Club will also publish a monthly bulletin, to which members may contribute.

The people will read of my manoeuvre with the bulletin of victory before them.

I like that, cried I enthusiastically; 'that's the bulletin to my fancy.

I have already issued a bulletin to the effect that I am in contact with your ship.

It was the Bulletin that was to be made especially ridiculous.

The Emperor is down at Reygern yonder, where he has just written the bulletin.

As she spoke Miss Lee stepped to the bulletin board that hung in the corridor.

For assaulting the Chief of Irwadi Security, the bulletin said.

WORD ORIGIN

1765, from French bulletin (16c.), modeled on Italian bulletino, diminutive of bulletta "document, voting slip," itself a diminutive of Latin bulla (see bull (n.2)). The word was used earlier in English in the Italian form (mid-17c.). Popularized by their use in the Napoleonic Wars as the name for dispatches sent from the front and meant for the home public (which led to the proverbial expression as false as a bulletin). Bulletin board is from 1831.

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