Jotting in a sentence

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Definition of Jotting

  • a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note

How to use jotting in a sentence. Jotting pronunciation.

When away from her books, she carried scraps of paper, with jottings to be committed to memory.
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Occasionally, in the Boston newspapers, his likeness in costume had appeared amid the music notes or theatrical jottings.
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Many of my jottings may duplicate others already set down; others may not be appropriate for my need; still others may be wholly irrelevant.
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Some of the notes are mere shorthand; some are rapid gossipy jottings; and they include; a verse translation of a Cornish tale.
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Kennedy, I noticed, had pulled an old envelope from his pocket and was apparently engaged in jotting down some notes, glancing now and then from his writing to the doctor and then to Mr. Haswell.
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I have been jotting down my impressions upon finding myself riding under the surface of the sea.
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And now I have done my jottings, and once again congratulate you on having brought out so grand a work.
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The biographer, putting together the stray jottings of his manuscripts, may follow him through every day of it, up the strange tower of Siena, elastic like a bent bow, down to the seashore at Piombino, each place appearing as fitfully as in a fever dream.
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Then Coach Morton went over the new sheets, rapidly jotting down new figures that should make all plain. "Ten minutes past three," muttered coach, thrusting all the papers in his inside pocket and buttoning his coat.
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Lady Blandish turned over the leaves, and came upon the later jottings.
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I did not see my way to jotting down clearly the introduction (the depth of the Rhine) as a sketch; so I hit upon the full score.
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There he might be seen jotting off a sketch with an air of some inspiration; and he was always affable, and one of the easiest of men to fall in talk withal.
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At the desk in the corner one officer was jotting down notes as to the clearance papers and the cargo; while at a table in the foreground sat his comrade, in a lieutenant's uniform, with the captain of the _Re d'Italia_ at his right, swart-faced and silent, and the list of the passengers lying before the pair.
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It is often difficult for one who is not himself an artist nor a connoisseur to judge whether the pencilled jottings in an impromptu sketch are by the hand of a professed master or a mere amateur.
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On the opposite side of this capacious corner sat my uncle, now nearly convalescent, and he was jotting down, in his stiff, military hand, certain figures in a little red account-book; for you know already that my Uncle Roland was, in his expenses, the most methodical of men.
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Alter that Bud kept the diary for him, jotting down the main happenings of the day.
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Beside a sheet of foolscap on which he had been jotting down notes lay in neat piles the typewritten Report of the Forlorn Widows' Fund, the account book and the banker's pass book.
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He took no notice of these words, and she did not trust herself to say more, until, with his free hand, he began jotting again, making notes that were no bigger than pin-heads.
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On every other line were jottings in Chilcote's irregular hand, and twice among the entries appeared a prominent cross in blue pencilling.
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Mr. Forster says that he began to feel a strain upon his invention, a certain disquietude, and a necessity for jotting down memoranda in note-books, so as to assist his memory and his imagination.
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Examples of Jotting

Example #1
Her brain was becoming a mere receptacle for dates and definitions, vocabularies and rules syntactic, for thrice-boiled essence of history, ragged scraps of science, quotations at fifth hand, and all the heterogeneous rubbish of a 'crammer's' shop.
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Beside her plate at meals lay formulae and tabulations.
Example #3
But these had not been as numerous of late.
Example #4
They never spoke of him, never mentioned him to each other.
Example #5
But I am seeking a wealth of material that I may make my recitation as rich as possible.
Example #6
My task in step two is to scout about intellectually in search of available, suitable material.