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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHORTHAND

Closely looked at, all novel-writing is a sort of shorthand.

He could read in my face that I was guilty, and he demanded my shorthand note-book.

But you don't suppose I took notes in shorthand of what we said to each other, do you?

The youth was serious, industrious, and trustworthy, and in shorthand incomparable.

Instead of going into logarithms, Henry went into shorthand.

You could have taken it all down in shorthand, and not a word to alter.

Some of the greatest men in this country were shorthand writers.

We can bring a shorthand reporter with us and get it down in black and white.

He says the touch system has ruined more reporters than shorthand.

It was a small black memo book, covered with pages of shorthand.

WORD ORIGIN

method of rapid writing, 1636, from short (adj.) in the "rapid" sense + hand (n.) "handwriting." Short-handed "having too few 'hands' " is from 1794; the ice hockey sense is recorded from 1939.

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