When news of his arrest broke earlier this week, she texted her mother from school, saying, “Mommy, Justin Bieber is in jail!”
ERIK: He texted us about a few weeks ago, just to kind of give us a congratulatory text on “Skydive” and the video.
Records came out recently showing that Gibbons had texted a woman not his wife 800 times over six weeks on a state cellphone.
The pal from his days at the University of Maryland, Kimberly Sauer, said Valle had texted her when his child was born.
Uchitel texted back, seemingly surprised that Woods was awake.
She texted her friends that she was on her way to see them, then texted to say she had become lost.
I was really surprised by the outflow of people who emailed and texted and stuff.
Reeves became annoyed by a man in the row directly ahead of him who texted before the show.
He texted Baroni on the second day of the closures, saying “My frustration is now trying to figure out who is mad at me.”
Later, Mathias texted Thomas several times to ask him how he was doing and when he was returning to school.
late 14c., "wording of anything written," from Old French texte, Old North French tixte (12c.), from Medieval Latin textus "the Scriptures, text, treatise," in Late Latin "written account, content, characters used in a document," from Latin textus "style or texture of a work," literally "thing woven," from past participle stem of texere "to weave," from PIE root *tek- "to weave, to fabricate, to make; make wicker or wattle framework" (see texture).
An ancient metaphor: thought is a thread, and the raconteur is a spinner of yarns -- but the true storyteller, the poet, is a weaver. The scribes made this old and audible abstraction into a new and visible fact. After long practice, their work took on such an even, flexible texture that they called the written page a textus, which means cloth. [Robert Bringhurst, "The Elements of Typographic Style"]
"to send a text message by mobile system," 2005; see text (n.). Related: Texted; texting. It formerly was a verb meaning "to write in text letters" (1590s).