One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In Boston, Alexander Graham Bell filed a patent for an invention capable of ‘transmitting vocal utterance telegraphically,’ the device that would come to be known as the telephone.’
- ‘In two of the four cases the solicitors received signed mandates from the purported owners for the funds to be telegraphically transferred to a third party.’
- ‘Because we've grown accustomed to films that relate plot telegraphically, this extended scene may feel like a tedious indulgence.’
- ‘A few examples, telegraphically stated, must suffice here.’
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