write back

phrasal verb

wrote back; written back; writing back; writes back
: to send someone a letter, email, etc., in response to one that was sent
He wrote back (to me) as soon as he got my card.
I sent him a letter, but he never wrote me back.

Examples of write back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As contributor Mikell Taylor wrote back then: PETMAN is designed to test the suits used by soldiers to protect themselves against chemical warfare agents. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Apr. 2024 Obama wrote back a personal letter, answering her question beautifully and eloquently. Jonathan Bailey and Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 31 Mar. 2024 As the Holocaust has been written back into Alderney’s history, the marks of the anti-FAB fight have been washed away. Rebecca Panovka, Harper's Magazine, 9 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, Luca continued to receive texts and photos of Rocco, and sheriff’s investigators have encouraged her to write back. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2024 But Professor Malkiel, who later became a director of Vanguard, wrote back then that index funds would become the essential form of investing and that stock picking couldn’t prevail over the long haul. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 16 Feb. 2024 Of course, the other lawyer writes back with arguments and requests of their own. Derek H. Kiernan-Johnson, The Conversation, 1 Feb. 2024 Reiser, 59, serving a potential life sentence in a California prison for the 2006 murder of his estranged wife, Nina Reiser, wrote back with more than 6,500 words, which Brennan then forwarded to the LKML. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 19 Jan. 2024 Enamorado wrote back that Acevedo had also asked for the video to be taken down. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2024

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“Write back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/write%20back. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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