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dictate
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  • She filed correspondence all day; then she dictated answers to letters of inquiry.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I went to a denominational college and learned that since dictating the Bible, and hiring a perfect race of ministers to explain it, God has never done much but creep around and try to catch us disobeying it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But in September, when the year was at its richest, custom dictated that it was time to return to town; to remove the children from the waste occupation of learning the earth, and send them back to lessons about the number of potatoes which (in a delightful world untroubled by commission-houses or shortages in freight-cars) William sold to John.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I certainly have! Every one of 'em! And their wives I says to them, "Tain't my affair to decide what you should or should not do with your teachers,' I says, 'and I ain't presuming to dictate in any way, shape, manner, or form.  (not reviewed by editor)

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