Almost “magically,” he soon received a telegram from Hollywood urging him to reconsider.
Justin replied by telegram, "Don't bother to come back, just send a check."
Inquiries will be accepted only via Western Union telegram or rotary phone.
One morning, there arrived a letter for me from Alan—a remarkable thing of itself, neither a postcard nor a telegram.
I remember the telegram we received from Jakov and Sandra and the joy we felt.
And I shall want you to send a telegram to the Post Office.'
And what I overheard in the armoury--about a telegram--telling me--putting me out of my misery?
She crumpled the telegram nervously in her hand, and made a motion to lift the reins.
But when I reached the office, there lay on my desk a telegram.
The two men were chatting together in the library, when a servant entered with a telegram.
"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).
May I suggest to such as are not contented with 'Telegraphic Dispatch' the rightly constructed word 'telegrapheme'? I do not want it, but ... I protest against such a barbarism as 'telegram.' [Richard Shilleto, Cambridge Greek scholar, in the London "Times," Oct. 15, 1857]