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adjective as in captive

adjective as in written

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Michael Lewis, who coined the term and penned the 2003 bestselling book of that name.

A few years back, Belle and Sebastian even penned a song, “Suicide Girl,” about a woman trying to audition to be one.

Few authors write more transparently about music than Swafford, who has also penned memorable lives of Brahms and Ives.

Judie Brown, president of American Life League, penned an op-ed blasting the “obvious erection.”

The museum also published several books on birds penned by du Pont.

The few who escaped our swords are penned up in the Residency, and its walls are now crumbling before our guns.

Such of us as remain are like the buffalo penned in national parks—a sorry remnant of the days that were.

Having penned these lines, Queeker heaved a deep sigh—cast one long lingering gaze on the moon, and went to bed.

But how explain the violent part played by the young man, who is not mentioned in these abrupt and hastily penned sentences!

Have I penned these memorials, let me ask myself, from any paltry vanity, or desire to talk about that self?

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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to penned, such as: caged, enslaved, imprisoned, incommunicado, bound, and confined.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.