essay essay  /ɛ ˈseɪ/

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  1. (n) an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  2. (n) a tentative attempt
  3. (v) make an effort or attempt
  4. (v) put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

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  • PTI's reflective issue features stories from the past year, features on 11 lives altered by the attacks, photo essays and other pieces on a changed nation and world.

News

  1. Michael Douglas's Son Cameron Pens Essay on Drug Policy From Jail

    Michael Douglas's 34-year-old son Cameron pens an essay on drug policy from prison, where he is serving a 9 1/2-year sentence for non-violent drug-related crimes.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: News Ticker via omg!

  2. Teacher’s Essay Lands Her In Front Row Of Judge Judy’s Courtroom

    A Palos Verdes Peninsula High School teacher had the opportunity to meet Judge Judy Sheindlin—and sit in the front row of her courtroom—thanks to an essay she wrote for a Facebook competition.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles

  3. Cameron Douglas pens drug policy essay from jail

    In an essay published Tuesday, Michael Douglas' son called for treatment rather than jail time for non-violent drug offenders
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS News

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  1. ...a good question to put to supporters of Sonia Sotomayor who insist that her remark that Latin women make better judges than white men must be taken in context -- or, as President Obama says, in "the entire sweep of the essay that she...
    on Jun 2, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "It's like writing an essay, rather than a biography," says Ackroyd, who has written an 800-page book about London and 500 pages about Shakespeare. "It's an exercise, in style as much as in substance. It's an opportunity to capture the broad...
    on Mar 1, 2008 By: Peter Ackroyd Source: FOXNews

  3. "In serious mainstream magazines nowadays, with very few exceptions, the topical piece, more journalism than essay, has replaced the short story and usurped its stature," Ozick stated Wednesday night. "The topical piece will inform us,...
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Cynthia Ozick Source: International Herald Tribune

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