by letter


: by sending and receiving letters
We communicated with each other by letter.
a relationship that began by letter

Examples of by letter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Owners will be notified of both recalls and respective remedies by letter on August 18. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 25 June 2024 Medigap policies are standardized, and there are typically about eight different plans from which a new Medicare enrollee can choose (denoted by letter of the alphabet), all with varying benefits and costs. The Enquirer, 12 June 2024 The researchers identified another plausible theory through a sub-experiment included in the study, which tested the reactions of patients based on how they were informed of their debt relief, either by phone call or by letter. Dylan Scott, Vox, 2 May 2024 Last month, Courtney and the armed services committee leadership warned President Biden by letter that deviating from two subs a year not only threatens to slow what has been promising growth in U.S. shipbuilding capacity, but threatens the AUKUS agreement. Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant, 25 Feb. 2024 Comments can also be sent by letter to Tomales Point Area Plan c/o superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, 94956. Adrian Rodriguez, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 The torture is kept offstage, communicated mainly by letter from Paul to her suffs, and, as Taub sings, McLean’s dreamy voice forms a menacing counterpoint. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 2 May 2024 Between 2001 and 2021, the percentage of inspections conducted by letter rose by more than 30% while on-site inspections fell by that same proportion. Maya Miller, Sacramento Bee, 22 Feb. 2024 From then, the planning continued by letter and much of this correspondence is on show at the exhibition. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024

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“By letter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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