In early January 1991, Solarz penned a piece in The New Republic titled “The Stakes in the Gulf.”
He penned a piece in the Times after his return, arguing for greater American attention to the country.
But, due to a piece I recently penned for the Beast regarding Skip Gates, I was asked to appear on CNN and the Today show.
It was on a hike to the Grand Canyon at age 18 that Shattuck penned her first bucket list.
Judie Brown, president of American Life League, penned an op-ed blasting the “obvious erection.”
I think I must have penned many extravagances in those days.
They penned me up here with these saintly mothers and these angelic children.
"Ben Hur," I seem to recall, was penned beneath a noble tree.
And all the while those who write in the book of fate had penned the last decree.
Still there were moments when to keep it penned within its limits was agony—agony untold, superhuman, well-nigh unendurable.
"writing implement," late 13c., from Old French pene "quill pen; feather" (12c.) and directly from Latin penna "a feather, plume," in plural "a wing," in Late Latin, "a pen for writing," from Old Latin petna, pesna, from PIE *pet-na-, suffixed form of root *pet- "to rush; to fly" (see petition (n.)).
Latin penna and pinna "a feather, plume;" in plural "a wing;" also "a pinnacle; battlement" (see pin (n.)) are treated as identical in Watkins, etc., but regarded as separate (but confused) Latin words by Tucker and others, who derive pinna from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (cf. spike (n.1)) and see the "feather/wing" sense as secondary.
In later French, this word means only "long feather of a bird," while the equivalent of English plume is used for "writing implement," the senses of the two words thus are reversed from the situation in English. Pen-and-ink (adj.) is attested from 1670s. Pen name is recorded from mid-19c.
"enclosure for animals," Old English penn, penne, "enclosure, pen, fold," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Old English pinn "pin, peg" (see pin (n.)) on notion of a bolted gate or else "structure made of pointed stakes."
late 15c., from pen (n.). Related: Penned; penning.
"to enclose in a pen," c.1200, from Old English *pennian, from the source of pen (n.2). Related: Penned; penning.