We wrote down our personal experiences for the eyes of the staff only.
“Jung wrote down what they were—her tics, spasms, laughing spells, body deformations, and distortions,” says Cronenberg.
On it, you wrote down whatever you hoped for the coming year, then cast it into a big steel drum in the center of the yard.
It would have been pretty embarrassing, the guy who wrote down “I won $75,000” not winning $75,000.
The accusers say that as children, they wrote down what was happening to them and buried the notes in glass jars.
They gave it a kind of lingering name, which I wrote down on my shirt-cuff.
Above all, we must ask when he wrote down what he saw or heard.
Towards evening an officer of the customs--a civil honest zbeg--came to us, and wrote down his report.
They repeated it, and wrote down as a recipe, "Love begets life."
The letters I wrote down were of the following kind:—yrnehnospmoht.
Old English writan "to score, outline, draw the figure of," later "to set down in writing" (class I strong verb; past tense wrat, past participle writen), from Proto-Germanic *writanan "tear, scratch" (cf. Old Frisian writa "to write," Old Saxon writan "to tear, scratch, write," Old Norse rita "write, scratch, outline," Old High German rizan "to write, scratch, tear," German reißen "to tear, pull, tug, sketch, draw, design"), outside connections doubtful. Words for "write" in most I.E languages originally mean "carve, scratch, cut" (cf. Latin scribere, Greek grapho, Sanskrit rikh-); a few originally meant "paint" (cf. Gothic meljan, Old Church Slavonic pisati, and most of the modern Slavic cognates).
For men use to write an evill turne in marble stone, but a good turne in the dust. [More, 1513]To write (something) off (1680s) originally was from accounting; figurative sense is recorded from 1889. Write-in "unlisted candidate" is recorded from 1932.