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dictate
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Babbitt
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  • He sighed; he read through his mail; he shouted "Msgoun," which meant "Miss McGoun"; and began to dictate.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He drove to the office, tried to dictate letters, tried to telephone and, before the call was answered, forgot to whom he was telephoning.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Not a bit! Nobody can dictate to me what I think!" "You're the man I want to help me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nobody could dictate to him how he was going to think and act!" He was jarred as by nothing else when the paragon of stenographers, Miss McGoun, suddenly left him, though her reasons were excellent—she needed a rest, her sister was sick, she might not do any more work for six months.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a dictator dictates
as in: dictate to a stenographer
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