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dictate
used in
The Fountainhead
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dictate
Used in
The Fountainhead
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  • No laws had dictated a single detail.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Roark dictated a letter asking Mallory to telephone his office.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Others dictated his convictions, which he did not hold, but he was satisfied that others believed he held them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was not as if the draftsman had sat over them, pondering laboriously, piecing together doors, windows and columns, as his whim dictated and as the books prescribed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I created a great voice and let them dictate the words.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • While we recognize an owner's right to dictate the policy of his paper on political, sociological or economic issues, we believe that a situation has gone past the limits of decency when an employer expects self-respecting men to espouse the cause of a common criminal.  (not reviewed by editor)

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