I mean I know the word “genius” is thrown around a lot, but he really is a comic genius.
I have found that super-productive days are usually followed by two and even three days when I can hardly write a word.
And he spares no word for George W. Bush or Condi Rice, either.
The word “Carcosa,” which Chambers borrowed from Ambrose Bierce, and which later showed up in the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
God does not want a house built by man,” he said, “but faithfulness to His word, to His plan.
He was not prepared with any answer, though he hotly resented every word of her accusation.
That's all gossip, you know; not a word of truth in it, and it's been very annoying to us both.
You go ahead or I'll shake it out of you one word at a time.
You have seen the Greek word "phone," which means the voice, before.
"Right's the word, ould Nebucannezzar," he cried, and heaved up to his feet.
Old English word "speech, talk, utterance, word," from Proto-Germanic *wurdan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian word, Dutch woord, Old High German, German wort, Old Norse orð, Gothic waurd), from PIE *were- "speak, say" (see verb).
The meaning "promise" was in Old English, as was the theological sense. In the plural, the meaning "verbal altercation" (as in to have words with someone) dates from mid-15c. Word processor first recorded 1973; word processing is from 1984; word wrap is from 1977. A word to the wise is from Latin phrase verbum sapienti satis est "a word to the wise is enough." Word of mouth is recorded from 1550s.
It is dangerous to leave written that which is badly written. A chance word, upon paper, may destroy the world. Watch carefully and erase, while the power is still yours, I say to myself, for all that is put down, once it escapes, may rot its way into a thousand minds, the corn become a black smut, and all libraries, of necessity, be burned to the ground as a consequence. [William Carlos Williams, "Paterson"]