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Inditement

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inditement The act of inditing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inditement The act of inditing.
    • n inditement That which is indited; an indictment.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Indictment

Usage

In literature:

It is to this bough bed that I shall some day indite an ode.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Then he got up, found his writing-case, and sat down to indite a letter.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
You will excuse all errors in my writing, since I indite this by the sick-bed of Adele.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865" by Various
Mr. Benny asked no further questions, but pocketed the letter which Mr. Sam indited, and fetched his hat.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
They were letters such as Priam might have indited on the night when his Troy was in a blaze.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
We are not inditing the decrees of the Court of Love.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
In 1897 he became Assistant Secretary of the Navy, holding this position long enough to indite the despatch which took Dewey to Manila.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Sometimes I muse, sometimes save; and walking up and down I indite and register these my humours, these my conceits.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
And if thou grant me this boon, I will indite a full and fair history of thine holy image here present.
"The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche" by Anatole France
Her father's own chaplain, being a man of great skill, He wrote him a letter, and indited it well.
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick
Neefit himself felt that it would be altogether out of his line to indite an invitation.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
The "most excellent lady" to whom the letter was indited answered it by flying into a rage and dismissing the writer from court.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
For as for me, that which I have not tasted I cannot indite.
"St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh" by H. J. Lawlor
But Polly had not removed the roses from the box so she failed to find the heart-shaped card that Tom had spent the whole afternoon in inditing.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Wherefore I indite a monstrously short and wildly uninteresting epistle to the American Dando; but perhaps you don't know who Dando was.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
They can't indite papa because he refused to be high-sheriff.
"The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly" by Charles James Lever
He was inditing a last farewell to the queen in verse.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. 9" by Various
There are two facts in the above parallel showing that the same mind indited both.
"Junius Unmasked" by Joel Moody
This social meal ended, she would sit down to write, penning letters, attending to business, or inditing stories if any such were in progress.
"Maria Edgeworth" by Helen Zimmern
Nothing is further from my aims than the inditing of a second City of Dreadful Night.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
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In poetry:

Poet, ere you write me,
Stem the flowing ink;
Or that you indite me
Pause upon the brink.
"The Poem Speaks" by Franklin Pierce Adams
An "Ode to the Moon" did he indite
With his two-and-half soul-power.
('Twas the child of a starlit summer night,
Begot by a gloomy hour.)
"The Mystic" by C J Dennis
No, I say, and think, and write it,
Write, and think, and say your pleasure;
Love, and truth, and I indite it,
You are bless├Ęd out of measure.
"Another Of The Same (A Report Song In A Dream)" by Nicholas Breton
But that which shews them large, shews them unfit.
Whatever sinne did this pure rock commit,
Which holds thee now? Who hath indited it
Of murder?
"Sepulchre" by George Herbert
YE Dog'rels who do take delight
Against your neebour lads to write,
Ye mak' your sapless verse through spite,
Against these men;
If ye nae better can indite,
Lay by your pen.
"Address To Doggerels" by Susannah Hawkins
O England! in thine hour of need,
When Faith's reward and valor's meed
Is death or glory,
When Faith indites, with biting brand,
Clasped in each warrior's stiffening hand,
A nation's story;
"India To England" by Nizamat Jung