fan mail


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Examples of fan mail in a Sentence

The band gets a lot of fan mail.
Recent Examples on the Web While Van Doren went on to become the most celebrated (and, later, vilified) contestant of the quiz-show era, on the cover of Time magazine and inundated with fan mail and contract offers, Mr. Stempel might have become a forgotten man. Robert D. Mcfadden,, "Herbert Stempel, whistle-blower in quiz show scandals, dies at 93," 31 May 2020 Tom Hanks recently responded to some fan mail from a young boy named Corona. Los Angeles Times, "Tom Hanks to bullied 8-year-old named Corona: ‘You got a friend in me’," 24 Apr. 2020 The other was sending me all this fan art to my P.O. box when my mom used to do my fan mail. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Amanda Seyfried's Seyfried's Thoughts on Mid-Pandemic Beauty Is Just What You Need to Hear," 20 Apr. 2020 The panorama included a rumpled bed; a handmade card from Grant Shaffer, the husband of his co-star Alan Cumming; and a pile of fan mail. Aaron Hicklin, New York Times, "Daniel Radcliffe Does Not Have Coronavirus," 20 Mar. 2020 When Eminem is slow to respond to the fan mail, Stan commits suicide out of frustration and a feeling of abandonment. Brianna Holt, Quartz, "“Stans” have changed what it means to be a music fan—for better and worse," 7 Feb. 2020 Set in '90s-era New York, the film tells the story of an aspiring poet (Qualley) working at a prestigious literary agency who is tasked with answering fan mail directed to the notoriously secretive novelist J.D. Salinger. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, "'My Salinger Year' Helmer Talks Creating First Film With Female Protagonist," 20 Feb. 2020 The duo has received fan mail from across the country and appeared on news and radio stations in far-flung places like Michigan and Canada. Morgan Smith,, "Best Friends, 102 and 88, Record Their First Album, Senior Song Book — and It's Already Sold Out," 4 Dec. 2019 Hundreds of fans mailed copies to Chrysler headquarters hoping Iacocca would autograph the volumes. Charlotte W. Craig, Detroit Free Press, "Lee Iacocca dies: Father of Mustang, rescuer of Chrysler was 94," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of fan mail

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fan mail was in 1924

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“Fan mail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of fan mail

: letters that are sent to a famous person by fans : fan letters

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