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  • verbenclose
  • verbwrite

synonyms for penning

  • box
  • cage
  • case
  • confine
  • coop
  • corral
  • hedge
  • mew
  • close in
  • fence in
  • hem in
  • shut in
  • compose
  • engross
  • indict
  • draft
  • autograph
  • draw up
  • jot down
  • commit to paper

antonyms for penning

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  • free
  • let go
  • release
  • set free
  • speak
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How to use penning in a sentence

He wanted to throw down his hammer and chisel and scream and kick and throw himself up against the penning planks.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
Pleasanter work this, by far, and more soothing to his pride, than penning letters of contrition and obeisance.
ROBERT ANNYS: POOR PRIESTANNIE NATHAN MEYER
No mere surmise, founded upon the probable effects of the exhibition of cruelty in Paris, led to the penning of this sentence.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
Excitedly the sick man sprang from his bed at the tidings of the massacre and began penning a letter.
WARRIOR GAPCHARLES KING
It is now ten A.M. I have been up since seven, penning these memoranda for the benefit of my family and of mankind.
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEEDGAR ALLAN POE
"I don't recollect mentioning that I was busy penning any letter uh withdrawal," he said.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
Nor should I imagine myself justified in spending my time in future by penning such to have them committed to the flames.
THE LETTERS OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON TO MISS J. 1834-1851DUKE OF WELLINGTON
No gypsy ever uses chal or engro as a separate word, or talks of the dukkering dook or of penning a dukkerin.
THE ROMANY RYEGEORGE BORROW
"You boys will find this short wing, when penning a herd, equal to an extra man," assured the old foreman.
WELLS BROTHERSANDY ADAMS
After penning the foregoing, the Laureate does not appear to have troubled himself further respecting Professor Wilson.
LITERARY BYWAYSWILLIAM ANDREWS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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