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dictate
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
issue commands or orders
  • Every dictator is a mystic, and every mystic is a potential dictator.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (64% in)
  • "I object," said Boyle, "to your dictatorial method of-"
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (27% in)
  • Every dictator is a mystic, and every mystic is a potential dictator.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (64% in)
  • You'll be-you'll be the Economic Dictator of the nation!
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (53% in)
  • You want me to be the Economic Dictator?
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (55% in)
  • I don't want to be an Economic Dictator, not even long enough to issue that order for people to be free-which any rational human being would throw back in my face, because he'd know that his rights are not to be held, given or received by your permission or mine.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (56% in)
  • If you order me to move into the office of an Economic Dictator, I'll move into it.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (59% in)
  • We want you to become a dictator.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (68% in)

There are no more uses of "dictate" flagged with this meaning in Atlas Shrugged.

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  • Miss Ives looked as if she was performing a duty of no greater emotional significance than taking dictation about a list of shipping invoices.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (39% in)
  • You expect to dictate terms by leaving me no choice.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (74% in)
  • She paused to see their pencils ready, then dictated: "Miss Taggart says-quote-I expect to make a pile of money on the John Galt Line.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (50% in)
  • He had not decided to resign-not really, he thought; he had dictated the letter for a motive which he identified to himself only as "just in case."
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (61% in)
  • But suddenly-while pacing the office, dictating to him a list of track-laying materials and where to obtain them illegally-she stopped and looked down at the magazines on the coffee table.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (97% in)
  • She dictated a list of instructions, while pacing her bedroom, gathering her clothes, hastily packing a suitcase.
    2.9 Part 2 Chapter 9 — The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt (73% in)
  • I would not let them dictate the purpose for which my years of study had been spent, or the conditions of my work, or my choice of patients, or the amount of my reward.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (85% in)
  • The shiftless, the purposeless, the irresponsible, the irrational-it was not I who needed them, it was not theirs to dictate terms to me, it was not mine to obey demands.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (86% in)
  • Emotions are inherent in your nature, but their content is dictated by your mind.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (30% in)
  • An emotion is a response to a fact of reality, an estimate dictated by your standards.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (47% in)
  • You proclaim that you cannot survive without us, yet propose to dictate the terms of our survival.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (70% in)
  • We demand that you dictate!
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (83% in)

There are no more uses of "dictate" in Atlas Shrugged.

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