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dictate
used in The Fountainhead

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Hitler dictated that...
Definition
issue commands or orders
  • We wish Mr. Wynand to realize that the day of dictatorial one-man rule is past.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (34% in)
  • You can ignore that, but it becomes serious when one of our oldest customers, a mild little old lady from Connecticut and a Republican for three generations, calls us to say that perhaps maybe she should cancel her charge account, because somebody told her that Wynand is a dictator.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (72% in)
  • I'm the worst kind of dictator aboard my yacht.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (9% in)
  • But it does not include the sphere of the gangster, the altruist and the dictator.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (70% in)

There are no more uses of "dictate" flagged with this meaning in The Fountainhead.

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  • I created a great voice and let them dictate the words.
    4.16 — Part 4 Chapter 16 (98% in)
  • 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.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (31% in)
  • No laws had dictated a single detail.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (33% in)
  • Roark dictated a letter asking Mallory to telephone his office.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (25% in)
  • Others dictated his convictions, which he did not hold, but he was satisfied that others believed he held them.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (57% in)
  • 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.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (33% in)

There are no more uses of "dictate" in The Fountainhead.

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