keep a diary


: to write regularly in a diary
She kept a diary while she was traveling in Europe.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the late 1970s and the 1980s, Hugh Brittain would have his Grade 6 students at Havelock Elementary School in Saint John, New Brunswick, keep a diary for a week as a creative writing exercise. David Williams, CNN, 10 Mar. 2021 Many trial participants, including those in the Pfizer and Moderna studies, use a smartphone app to keep a diary of any symptoms. Rolfe Winkler, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2020 That winter, Moore confided in his friend Cory McLean that he was concerned about Buck’s fetish, and McLean urged him to keep a diary. Jesse Barron, New York Times, 16 Sep. 2020 One way a new plant owner can try and detect subtle changes is to keep a diary. Leslie Nemo, Discover Magazine, 21 Aug. 2020

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“Keep a diary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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