short letter

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Noun1.short letter - a short personal lettershort letter - a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
personal letter - a letter dealing with personal affairs
excuse - a note explaining an absence; "he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him"
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Glegg being in this state of satisfaction in her own lofty magnanimity, I leave you to judge what effect was produced on her by the reception of a short letter from Mr.
There was also a short letter from the Count to his wife: after reading it, Newland Archer rose, jammed the papers back into their envelope, and reentered Mr.
The partners at Astoria forwarded by him a short letter to Mr.
I sent my gentleman a short letter, therefore, that I had obeyed his orders in all things but that of going back to the Bath, which I could not think of for many reasons; that however parting from him was a wound to me that I could never recover, yet that I was fully satisfied his reflections were just, and would be very far from desiring to obstruct his reformation or repentance.
You remember, of course, that in her short letter to Mrs Boffin-- short, but containing everything to the purpose--she stipulated that either her name, or else her place of residence, must be kept strictly a secret among us.
If the long letters were bows, and the short letters broad arrows, I might know something of the matter,'' said the brave yeoman; ``but as the matter stands, the meaning is as safe, for me, as the stag that's at twelve miles distance.
Yes, except as to his writing her such short letters.
Following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on Dec 27, a short letter was sent to Osama bin Laden after two days.
Introducing the subject of his short letter as something which was very close to Mahatma Gandhi's heart, Modi said, Bapu believed strongly that Swachhata is for each of us to practice.
Well I am amazed that such a short letter can contain so much that is wrong.
To complete the nomination, these teachers were asked to write a short letter detailing their experience working with the engineer including, the impact the engineer had on the pupils, the curriculum, the school and themselves.
A few months later, she wrote a short letter with just the words, 'I love you and goodbye.