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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COPYING

You will give me credit for copying, and at such a time as this!

"Not at all," replied the young woman, copying the street and number in her note-book.

He worked diligently in many studios, drawing, copying, and painting pictures.

He worked on, however, and gradually acquired expertness in copying.

I have never had an opportunity of copying the words themselves.

Are you so taken up with the copying of those flowers that you can't speak?

They are drawn out; McEvoy is copying them now; but they'll be ready by three o'clock.'

And you are able to make a good thing of it here,—by copying, I mean?

The Commissioner comes with his copying, and is full of jokes.

He had been copying a verse for his sweetheart's birthday card.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "written account or record," from Old French copie (13c.), from Medieval Latin copia "reproduction, transcript," from Latin copia "plenty, means" (see copious). Sense extended 15c. to any specimen of writing (especially MS for a printer) and any reproduction or imitation. Related: Copyist.

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