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as in: dictate a letter Define
say out loud for the purpose of recording
  • —Have you found those six brave medicals, John Eglinton asked with elder’s gall, to write Paradise Lost at your dictation?

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  • She dictated a letter to her secretary.
  • She dictated a text message to her phone.

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  • Excuse me, he said over his shoulder, the dictates of common sense.
  • Dictates of common sense.

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  • She would follow, her dream of love, the dictates of her heart that told her he was her all in all, the only man in all the world for her for love was the master guide.
  • The goodness of your heart, I feel sure, will dictate to you better than my inadequate words the expressions which are most suitable to convey an emotion whose poignancy, were I to give vent to my feelings, would deprive me even of speech.
  • I don’t mean to presume to dictate to you in the slightest degree but why did you leave your father’s house?
  • —Couldn’t, Stephen contrived to get out, his mental organs for the moment refusing to dictate further.
  • …watcher of the corporation stones who, though now broken down and fast breaking up, was none other in stern reality than the Gumley aforesaid, now practically on the parish rates, given the temporary job by Pat Tobin in all human probability from dictates of humanity knowing him before shifted about and shuffled in his box before composing his limbs again in to the arms of Morpheus, a truly amazing piece of hard lines in its most virulent form on a fellow most respectably connected and…

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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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