If he could only believe in Christ,” he writes, “then everything would be simple and the letters extremely easy to answer.
Big maps of Central and South America were pinned to the wall with letters cut out of colored paper like in elementary school.
Demands voiced in letters, blogs, petitions, and demonstrations have prompted government at all levels to respond to the pressure.
If he chooses, he may also bring eyeglasses, a few personal photographs, letters, and a Bible.
The Guardian has vowed to appeal to the High Court to get the letters released.
And here and on this wise let my fanciful tale about letters and teachers of letters come to an end.
Of course they did not use the letters which have been used to print this book.
I shook my head and tried to form the letters with her fingers; but she got more and more angry.
But Mr. Paine assured her that letters were likely to be irregular, and there was no ground for alarm.
It was addressed to him, and an odd feature of it was that the letters were all printed.
c.1200, "graphic symbol, alphabetic sign, written character," from Old French letre (10c., Modern French lettre) "character, letter; missive, note," in plural, "literature, writing, learning," from Latin littera (also litera) "letter of the alphabet," of uncertain origin, perhaps via Etruscan from Greek diphthera "tablet," with change of d- to l- as in lachrymose. In this sense it replaced Old English bocstæf, literally "book staff" (cf. German Buchstabe "letter, character," from Old High German buohstab, from Proto-Germanic *bok-staba-m).
Latin littera also meant "a writing, document, record," and in plural litteræ "a letter, epistle," a sense first attested in English early 13c., replacing Old English ærendgewrit, literally "errand-writing." The Latin plural also meant "literature, books," and figuratively "learning, liberal education, schooling" (see letters). School letter in sports, attested by 1908, were said to have been first awarded by University of Chicago football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. Expression to the letter "precisely" is from 1520s (earlier as after the letter). Letter-perfect is from 1845, originally in theater jargon, in reference to an actor knowing the lines exactly. Letter-press, in reference to matter printed from relief surfaces, is from 1840.
"one who lets" in any sense, c.1400, agent noun from let (v.).
in Rom. 2:27, 29 means the outward form. The "oldness of the letter" (7:6) is a phrase which denotes the old way of literal outward obedience to the law as a system of mere external rules of conduct. In 2 Cor. 3:6, "the letter" means the Mosaic law as a written law. (See WRITING.)