Definition of ink

"ink" in the noun sense

1. ink

a liquid used for printing or writing or drawing

2. ink

dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods

"ink" in the verb sense

1. ink

append one's signature to

"They inked the contract"

2. ink

mark, coat, cover, or stain with ink

"he inked his finger"

3. ink

fill with ink

"ink a pen"

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Quotations for ink

Beauteous as ink. [ William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, Act V. Sc. 2 ]

Let there be gall in thy ink. [ William Shakespeare ]

Ink is the transcript of thought. [ Lamartine ]

Taunt him with the license of ink. [ William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act III. Sc. 2 ]

Let there be gall enough in thy ink,
Though thou write with a goose-pen. [ William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act III. Sc. 2 ]

Ink is the blood of the printing press. [ Milton ]

A drop of ink may make a million think. [ Byron ]

Love is the only ink which does not fade. [ Dr. Parker ]

O, she is fallen
Into a pit of ink, that the wide sea
Hath drops too few to wash her clean again. [ William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV. Sc.1 ]

Ink was invented to make words living truths. [ W. Caxton ]

Let him be kept from paper, pen, and ink;
So may he cease to write, and learn to think. [ Prior ]

Never durst poet touch a pen to write
Until his ink were temper'd with love's sighs. [ William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, Act IV. Sc. 3 ]

The colored slave (ink) that waits upon thought. [ Mrs. Balfour ]

A drop of ink has not only saved men but nations. [ J. Baldwin Brown ]

Critics on verse, as squibs on triumphs wait.
Proclaim their glory, and augment the state;
Hot, envious, noisy, proud, the scribbling fry
Burn, hiss, and bounce, waste paper, ink, and die. [ Young ]

Dip the pen of the tongue in the ink of the heart. [ Edlin ]

Words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. [ Byron ]

He hath not eat paper, as it were; he hath not drunk ink. [ William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, Act IV. Sc. 2 ]

The blackest of fluid is used as an agent to enlighten the world. [ Douglas Jerrold ]

Printer's ink is the great apostle of progress, whose pulpit is the press. [ Horace Greeley ]

A small drop of ink makes many men honest, who would be rogues without it. [ W. Unsworth ]

David's pen never wrote more sweetly than when dipped in the ink of affliction. [ G. Mason ]

One hates an author that is all author; fellows in foolscap uniform, turned up with ink. [ Byron ]

How delightful to make a few blots of ink, representing a little thought, bring money into one's pocket. [ Joseph G. Baldwin ]

A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page. [ H. Ballou ]

When malice is joined to envy, there is given forth poisonous and feculent matter, as ink from the cuttle-fish. [ Plutarch ]

If I make the seven oceans ink, if I make the trees my pen, if I make the earth my paper, the glory of God cannot be written. [ Kabir ]

Her hand, in whose comparison all whites are ink writing their own reproach, to whose soft seizure the cygnet's down is harsh, and spirit of sense hard as the palm of ploughman! [ William Shakespeare ]

He hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a book; he hath not eat paper, as it were; he hath not drunk ink; his intellect is not replenished; he is only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts. [ William Shakespeare ]

Compliments of congratulation are always kindly taken, and cost one nothing but pen, ink, and paper. I consider them as draughts upon good breeding, where the exchange is always greatly in favor of the drawer. [ Chesterfield ]

Melancholy, or low spirits, is that hysterical passion which forces unbidden sighs and tears; it falls upon a contented life, like a drop of ink on white paper, which is not the less a stain that it carries no meaning with it. [ Sir W. Scott ]

Oceans of ink, reams of paper, and disputes infinite, might have been spared, if wranglers had avoided lighting the torch of strife at the wrong end; since a tenth part of the pains expended in attempting to prove the why, the where, and the when, certain events have happened, would have been more than sufficient to prove that they never happened at all. [ Colton ]

In former days various superstitious rites were used to exorcise evil spirits, but in our times the same object is attained, and beyond comparison more effectually, by the press; before this talisman, ghosts, vampires, witches, and all their kindred tribes are driven from the land, never to return again; the touch of holy water is not so intolerable to them as the smell of printing ink. [ J. Bentham ]

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