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verb as in enclose

verb as in write

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We made it practical to give Dunham a $3.7 million book advance for penning her memoir—at 28.

Nobody should waste their time penning letters that any pediatrician with a whiff of insight will ignore.

After penning her own memoir, Canyon decided to own it, “so I self published,” she said.

Elena shared wider, by penning hopeful, contemplative letters to John Paul every few weeks, which she posted on a blog.

NewSong member Eddie Carswell talks about penning the saddest holiday song of all time.

He wanted to throw down his hammer and chisel and scream and kick and throw himself up against the penning planks.

Pleasanter work this, by far, and more soothing to his pride, than penning letters of contrition and obeisance.

No mere surmise, founded upon the probable effects of the exhibition of cruelty in Paris, led to the penning of this sentence.

Excitedly the sick man sprang from his bed at the tidings of the massacre and began penning a letter.

It is now ten A.M. I have been up since seven, penning these memoranda for the benefit of my family and of mankind.

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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to penning, such as: box, case, coop, corral, mew, and hedge.

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