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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TELEGRAM

That telegram from Coplen is concernin' of a lady—a party that was with him when he died.

And what I overheard in the armoury--about a telegram--telling me--putting me out of my misery?

Your sudden departure needs no other explanation to the household than this telegram.

She had thought of sending a telegram, but saw that that might do mischief.

But when I reached the office, there lay on my desk a telegram.

The telegram was found, and the captain read it, while Tim held the lantern.

They will be more apt to understand from the telegram that you're on your deathbed.

And he felt that his manner when confronted with the telegram had not been impressive.

This was the first apparatus which printed a telegram in type.

I was half inclined to send him a telegram, on some excuse or other.

WORD ORIGIN

"telegraphic dispatch," 1852, coined by E.P. Smith of Rochester, N.Y., from tele-, as in telegraph + -gram, and introduced in the Albany "Evening Journal" of April 6, 1852. Purists pointed out that this is an erroneous formation, and the correct word would be telegrapheme (which is close to the Modern Greek word).

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