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dictate
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Pride and Prejudice
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as in: Hitler dictated that Define
issue commands or orders
  • "I believe her to be both in a great degree," replied Wickham; "I have not seen her for many years, but I very well remember that I never liked her, and that her manners were dictatorial and insolent.

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  • Reason dictates that we change the policy.
  • Public outrage dictates that the law be changed.

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unspecified meaning
  • You must therefore allow me to follow the dictates of my conscience on this occasion, which leads me to perform what I look on as a point of duty.
  • Elizabeth found that nothing was beneath this great lady’s attention, which could furnish her with an occasion of dictating to others.

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  • My dear Jane, I am in such a flutter, that I am sure I can’t write; so I will dictate, and you write for me.
  • She was then proceeding to all the particulars of calico, muslin, and cambric, and would shortly have dictated some very plentiful orders, had not Jane, though with some difficulty, persuaded her to wait till her father was at leisure to be consulted.

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as in: Hitler dictated that Define
issue commands or orders
as in: dictate a letter Define
say out loud for the purpose of recording
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