Recent Examples of stationery from the Web
Think about it: What business wouldn’t want to have Nick Foles Way on its official stationery?
Photographs of Trump’s notes show five points written clearly in black marker on White House stationery.
What would be the cost of replacing school signs, scoreboards, football fields, basketball floors, stationery, websites and whatever else that contained the previous names?
There was local coffee and tea, a sewing and shoe shining kit, branded stationery, even complimentary stroopwafels (the popular Danish cookie).
On every street corner is a 7-Eleven or similar convenience store where young people can buy everything from stationery to ready meals (and heat and eat them on the spot), flick through manga comics, and buy tickets to baseball matches.
Miss Ayers’s shop on Beacon Street was selling Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons, and stationery.
Generally, these texts are printed on official stationery and they are presented essentially as a document in conventional prose.
Once your children are old enough to write, buy them some stationery and teach them the art of the handwritten thank you note.
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stationary or stationery?
The Internet is awash with mnemonics (“something (such as a word, a sentence, or a song) that helps people remember something“) designed to assist those who have trouble distinguishing between two similar words. A fair share of these turn out to be for the words stationery and stationary. The most commonly suggested method is to remember that you buy papER at a stationERy store. If this trick does not work for you, then perhaps it will help to remember that a stationery store is one that is run by a stationer. This word was originally applied to a bookseller, but by the middle of the 17th century it began to be used for a person who sells papers, pens, and office goods.
Origin and Etymology of stationery
First Known Use: 1727See Words from the same year
STATIONERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stationery for English Language Learners
: materials (such as paper, pens, and ink) that are used for writing or typing
: paper that is used for writing letters and that usually has matching envelopes
STATIONERY Defined for Kids
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