- But my physician informs me that I have got the " cacoethes scribendi," which he says is as bad as the small- pox, toothache, and yellow fever. - "Doesticks, What He Says", Q. K. Philander Doesticks.
- But in his old age he had fallen a prey to the cacoethes scribendi; he insisted upon having his say about everything, yet his stock of ideas had long since run out. - "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.
- The recovery of the Trimalchionian episode, and the subsequent pamphleteering would by no means eradicate this " cacoethes emendandi." - "The Satyricon, Complete", Petronius Arbiter.