longhand longhand  /ˈlɔŋ ˌhænd/


  1. (n) rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
  2. (adj) having words written out in full by hand


  1. At that time, I wrote my books and took my notes in longhand, believing I could not think well on a keyboard.
  2. This is the room where he wrote, in longhand, most of the latest contribution to Clinton lore: his 957-page memoirs, titled simply My Life.
  3. Even at 79, Elmore Leonard is back at his desk every morning, scrawling in longhand--no computers, please--his daily quota of pitch-perfect dialogue.


  1. Need To Get Focused? First Go Analog

    Have the feeling that you do your best thinking with a pen in your hand? There's a reason for that. And a way to get that feeling from a keyboard, too. If you take the Wall Street Journal 's word for it, handwriting trains your brain . How? Writer Patrick Rhone lists longhand's positives: "We learn more and retain more. Creative pathways are opened up as we engage more of our senses. Forming ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. A handwritten Bible from an unlikely scribe

    On Thursday’s edition of Interfaith Voices , I interviewed a delightful older gentleman who had just spent more than half a decade writing out the entire Bible (King James version) in longhand.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

  3. Microsoft Antitrust Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson Dead at 76

    McGruber writes "The NY Times has the news that federal judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, who ruled in 2000 that Microsoft was a predatory monopoly and must be split in half, has died. He was 76 years old. 'A technological novice who wrote his opinions in longhand and used his computer mainly to e-mail jokes, Judge Jackson refuted Microsoft's assertion that it was impossible to remove the company's ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Slashdot


  1. She told Parade magazine, "I'ma Luddite, and I write longhand with an old fountain pen".
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Emma Thompson Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "In a high-def world, I am analog guy. All the years I wrote for The Post, I wrote the first draft in longhand, typed the second draft and then I faxed it in," Clooney says.
    on Aug 22, 2008 By: Nick Clooney Source: Cincinnati.com

  3. "It's actually set up on parchment paper in Old-English longhand writing script," King says. "It actually looks like the Declaration (of Independence) and it says a lot of things like the Declaration."
    on Feb 9, 2010 By: Steve King Source: Radio Iowa

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