fan mail

noun

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Examples of fan mail in a Sentence

The band gets a lot of fan mail.

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Hodson remembers writing fan mail to a member of the pop band Hanson, convinced that the strength of her desire would bring the two of them together. Maddie Crum, The Seattle Times, "What is a woman’s body worth in America?," 25 June 2018 Sign up for the IndianapoLIST newsletter People send some interesting fan mail: 3 Hamilton County friends are behind a fan site for 'Shape of Water' director del Toro Since its 2017 launch, Storefront has produced two plays in Indianapolis. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Storefront Theatre plans to open in Broad Ripple," 22 June 2018 Rickman, who died on Jan. 14, 2016, at the age of 69 after battling with cancer, kept piles of fan mail, journals, letters with co-stars and other items inside his home. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Alan Rickman's frustrations with 'Harry Potter' character Snape revealed in personal letters," 29 May 2018 Her mailman suffered a breakdown from toting her copious fan mail. Margaret Heidenry, HWD, "Introducing Florence Lawrence, Hollywood’s Forgotten First Movie Star," 25 May 2018 Though the magazine received its fair share of fan mail on her watch, there were sometimes grumbles, as well as plenty of queries, such as, when did the first pair of jeans appear in the magazine? Vogue, "At Vogue for More Than 30 Years, Phyllis Rifield Was Tiny and Mighty," 5 Apr. 2018 What’s even more humbling is the fan mail from time to time. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "The Temptations' Otis Williams on New Covers Album, Michael Jackson, Trump and His Group's Legacy," 3 May 2018 Of all the fan mail Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah received last season, there were two letters that really struck a chord. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' Ameer Abdullah helps teens address Flint water crisis," 15 Apr. 2018 Mass murderer Nikolas Cruz is getting stacks of fan mail and love letters sent to the Broward County jail, along with hundreds of dollars in contributions to his commissary account. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Crazed girls flood Parkland school shooter Nicholas Cruz with fan mail," 28 Mar. 2018

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1924, in the meaning defined above

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fan mail

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fan mail

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

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