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Definition someone considered knowledgeable who gives their opinions in public — especially political opinion on television

More rarely, pundit can refer to any knowledgeable person, or specifically to a Hindu scholar.
  • Political pundits will make a big deal of this, but most people will hardly notice.
  • Mobs were mobs, whether they were called hooligans or activists or pundits.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • I had turned off the television when yet another pundit suggested that Shay might be the Messiah.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The question, from pundits and constituents, was obvious and loud: If you aren't transparent, what are you hiding?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Running pundits, including Olympic champion sprinter Charlie Paddock, published articles stating that Louie could be the first four-minute man.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • 'Nay—in a matter touching Five Kings it would be next his black heart,' said the pundit.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • The pundits spoke of his integrity, his intelligence.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • 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
  • 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
  • I was a pundit.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • 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
  • 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

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