My husband was only four months into his deployment when he was killed; he was still working out the wording.
One French daily even wondered if the wording was a shout-out to the former first lady.
AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU 1940-1945 Jarek explains that they changed the wording after communist rule ended in Poland.
Senator Dodd is sponsoring a bill that would—the wording is from The New York Times headline—“Curb [the] Financial Industry.”
Wednesday is the best for wording mission statements or promotional pleas.
The handwriting was excellent, and the wording was English—English, and yet not exactly English.
With this object in view the wording is intentionally plain and non-technical.
Be very careful that the wording of your letters is in strict accordance with the rules of grammar.
The acknowledgment should follow the wording of the invitation.
The wording of the final threat suggests a thought of solemn consequence for ourselves.
"choice of words," apparently was coined by Milton in "Eikonoklastes" (1649). From present participle of word (v.).
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"]