Phrases with "shorthand"

George Gissing My first engagement here was as shorthand writer to the secretary of a company. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

It was taken down in shorthand as she told it, and she read the typed version and signed it. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

E. Phillips Oppenheim You know now that my shorthand is reliable. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Arthur Machen I never learnt shorthand effectively, because I was too stupid to learn it. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Bram Stoker And there is also something about the shorthand symbols that makes it different from writing. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Olaf Stapledon Her shorthand and typing were of course perfect. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Sinclair Lewis She studied singing and oratory and dramatic art and shorthand for a year, in Milwaukee.” Miss Stowbody was reciting. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

For two hours I sat in Norie’s dirty den, while he smoked and orated, and, when he remembered his business, took down in shorthand my impressions of the Labour situation in South Africa for his rag. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

H. G. Wells The Pathway to Reality was not actually written; it was poured out from notes as the Gifford Lectures in that mellifluous voice, taken down in shorthand and corrected for publication. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells It is characteristic of the odd slackness that went with the spasmodic violence of the old epoch, that the secretary could not use shorthand and that there was no telephone whatever in the place. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Arnold Bennett Arthur Dayson, though a very good shorthand writer, and not without experience as a newspaper reporter and sub-editor, was a nincompoop. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The shorthand writer shivered as he changed his pencil. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

H. G. Wells One acquires a sort of shorthand for one’s notes and mind in relation to such special work. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Karl Philipp Moritz The shorthand writers, whom I noticed, are supposed to be employed and paid by the editors of the different newspapers. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

He was one of those men who never lose a chance, and he had invented a kind of shorthand for himself. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

He fixed up a list of the days till June 15th, and ticked each off with a red pencil, making remarks in shorthand against them. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Willa Cather Mr. Kronborg did not write out his sermons, but spoke from notes jotted upon small pieces of cardboard in a kind of shorthand of his own. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Arthur Machen And how did that famous shorthand of mine serve me? Not so vilely, considering all things. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

H. G. Wells He was incapable of realising the gross incongruity, the indignity, the repulsiveness, of scriptures based on a shorthand draft. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Arthur Conan Doyle The Diary was kept for about ten years, and was abandoned because the strain upon his eyes of the crabbed shorthand was helping to destroy his sight. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Arnold Bennett He wrote in shorthand as fast as ever I could read to him, and then he read out what he’d written, without a single slip. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

M. R. James After no long delay I heard of someone who was capable of deciphering the shorthand of the seventeenth century, and a little time ago the typewritten copy of the whole manuscript was laid before me. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Arnold Bennett He knew that the presence of himself, the great shorthand expert, made Hilda nervous when she had to write from dictation; and this flattered his simple vanity. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

H. G. Wells The record of the next seventy or eighty years is represented only by an untidy mass of notes in the perfectly abominable private shorthand Raven used. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Arnold Bennett She could not write shorthand as well as Mr. Dayson, and she never would, for Mr. Dayson had the shorthand soul; but, as the result of sustained and terrific effort, she could write it pretty well. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

The plain clothes man took shorthand notes of the conversation. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Arthur Machen My chief contributed a London letter to some Scottish paper — he came from the northern part of this island — and again my shorthand was required. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

H. G. Wells You did not know that I was a shorthand clerk and typewriter, did you? I am. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Virginia Woolf The father and daughter would have been quite content, apparently, to eat their dinner in silence, or with a few cryptic remarks expressed in a shorthand which could not be understood by the servants. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Mark Twain The mystery hidden in these things has a fascination for us: we can’t come across a printed page of shorthand without being impressed by it and wishing we could read it. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

He was paid handsomely for late hours, liberally rewarded for his shorthand services; and yet he wished the great Fitzpatrick had not been quite so industrious. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She takes down in shorthand notes of our conversation. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim What’s that chap there with a pencil? A shorthand clerk? See that he takes down all I say. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

The only one of his heroes who has a plausible profession is David Copperfield, who is first a shorthand writer and then a novelist, like Dickens himself. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Bram Stoker I have heard her use the same tone when reading her shorthand notes. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H. G. Wells Mrs. Pinchot, the only reporter present, sat in a little low chair at the Lord Paramount’s right hand and recorded all that happened in shorthand in a gilt-edged notebook. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim After that he made us a small allowance and I was taught shorthand and typewriting. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Arthur Machen And then I had to take down in shorthand and afterwards write in longhand a stern letter to somebody who had made a mistake in the name of King Alfred’s grandmother. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Theodore Dreiser Above them sat the mayor, before them reporters, ticking in shorthand every phrase and word. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Machen The queer thing is that when I was quite a little boy at school this art of shorthand had a strange and mysterious attraction for me. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]