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write of (someone or something)

To discuss someone or something in one's writing. In her latest novel, Ms. Evans writes of the despair that can follow us when we lose someone in whom we have invested our very self-worth. I was pleased to no end when you wrote of making several new friends at the university.
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write of someone or something

to write about the general topic of someone or something. He wrote of the beauty of nature and the way we are destroying it. She wrote of Henry, her ancient house cat.
See also: of, write
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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