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  • Political pundits will make a big deal of this, but most people will hardly notice.
  • The question, from pundits and constituents, was obvious and loud: If you aren’t transparent, what are you hiding?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Buchanan may have just been a pundit with lofty aspirations, but Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, agreed with Buchanan, and though just as vocal, he wields real authority.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Running pundits, including Olympic champion sprinter Charlie Paddock, published articles stating that Louie could be the first four-minute man.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken

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  • He whispered then near Stephen’s ear: LENEHAN’S LIMERICK There’s a ponderous pundit MacHugh Who wears goggles of ebony hue.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I was a pundit.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Both Testaments are full of pundits, prophets, disciples, favorite sons, Solomons, Isaiahs, Davids, Pauls—but, my God, who besides Jesus really knew which end was up?
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • I had turned off the television when yet another pundit suggested that Shay might be the Messiah.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • ’Nay—in a matter touching Five Kings it would be next his black heart,’ said the pundit.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • She was even more impressive in the flesh: her hair was cut short but seemed to be blowing back in gray-white waves; her cheeks and chin were as sharp and Lincolnesque as all the history-prone pundits insisted, but it was the large, sad, brown eyes which dominated the face and made one feel as if he or she were in the presence of a truly original person.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion

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  • The financial pundits’ most inflated analyses of the Wennerström Group estimated its value at more than 900 billion kronor.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The pundits spoke of his integrity, his intelligence.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Some political pundits say that republican governments can only use the force of law to govern.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Ng is suddenly talking just like the old white men on the TV pundit powwows, which Y.T.’s mother watches obsessively.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The offense had been abysmal, and the Internet pundits and the newspaper columnists were pointing to his offensive line as the problem.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Mobs were mobs, whether they were called hooligans or activists or pundits.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Then, in 1906, came the organization of the Simplified Spelling Board, with an endowment of $15,000 a year from Andrew Carnegie, and a formidable membership of pundits.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The news jockeys and political pundits might have spent countless hours dissecting the implications, but another, greater urgency trumped even this stunning bit of news.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • Later, the retrospectoscope, that handy tool of the wags and pundits, the conveners of the farce we call M&M—morbidity and mortality conference—will pronounce your decision right or wrong.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He did not pretend, like a certain learned pundit, to speak the two thousand languages and four thousand idioms made use of in different parts of the globe, but he did know all the more important ones.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • To those who thought they would be more physical than us, we could all remember back to the mat drills and Coach Mick, and we knew we were going to show not just Ohio State but all the pundits and prognosticators just how physical we could be.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • Honored Descendants of Vroomfondel and Majikthise, the Greatest and Most Truly Interesting Pundits the Universe has ever known, the Time of Waiting is over!
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Pundits have been saying for centuries that time heals all wounds, but the hurt of this small western Maine town may be mortal.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • ’They did not say he was the very man,’ said the pundit thoughtfully.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • ’They have not yet come in,’ said the pundit.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Even conservative track pundits were beginning to think that Louie might be the one to shatter precedent, and after Louie won every race in his senior season, their confidence was strengthened.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The ponderous pundit, Hugh MacHugh, Dublin’s most brilliant scribe and editor and that minstrel boy of the wild wet west who is known by the euphonious appellation of the O’Madden Burke.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A sleek young gentleman from Delhi, armed with a bunch of keys which the Flower had unshackled from the senseless one’s belt, went through every single box, bundle, mat, and saddle-bag in Mahbub’s possession even more systematically than the Flower and the pundit were searching the owner.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Then Mahbub Ali rolled across the serai to the Gate of the Harpies who paint their eyes and trap the stranger, and was at some pains to call on the one girl who, he had reason to believe, was a particular friend of a smooth-faced Kashmiri pundit who had waylaid his simple Balti in the matter of the telegrams.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • During the remaining three weeks they were, in the oft quoted words of some medical pundit, "Seventeen-year-old males with choice."
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The pundits who downplayed Shay’s miracles were always quick to point out that if God were to return to earth.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Each day brought scores of regular people and visitors through the offices, and with all the lesser meetings and speeches Kwang attended to weekly, the countless minor moments, I witnessed what ertswhile observersanthropologists and pundits alike-might have called his natural state.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • It was an utterly foolish thing to do; because they fell to drinking perfumed brandy against the Law of the Prophet, and Mahbub grew wonderfully drunk, and the gates of his mouth were loosened, and he pursued the Flower of Delight with the feet of intoxication till he fell flat among the cushions, where the Flower of Delight, aided by a smooth-faced Kashmiri pundit, searched him from head to foot most thoroughly.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • There were people outside the prison praying to Shay; there were reli gious pundits on TV who promised hell and damnation to those who worshipped a false messiah.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
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