DICTATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DICTATION
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dictation
 n.  action of saying words aloud to be typed or written down
 n.  action of giving orders authoritatively
Classic Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
1  Of course my statement must be taken cum grano, since I am writing from the dictation of a clerk of the Russian consul, who kindly translated for me, time being short.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
2  I delight in taking down from dictation.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In SECOND ACT
3  But Duncan, who, in deference to the other's skill and services, had hitherto submitted somewhat implicitly to his dictation, now assumed the superior, with a manner that was not easily resisted.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
4  His work consisted in writing all the morning to the professor's dictation, and he usually spent the evening in hunting up references and passages which bore upon the next day's work.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
5  After giving these and other commands he returned to his tent, and the dispositions for the battle were written down from his dictation.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXVII
6  And more particularly they accused the dictator himself.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V.
7  But this displeasing the senate, and the matter appearing to them grave and dangerous, they appointed a dictator to inquire into it, and to restrain the attacks of Manlius.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
8  Whereupon the dictator ordered him to prison.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
9  Whereupon the Romans, resorting to a method usual with them in seasons of peril, appointed a dictator; that is, gave power to one man to decide without advice, and carry out his resolves without appeal.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIII.
10  In the second place, the dictator was not created for life, but for a fixed term, and only to meet the emergency for which he was appointed.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
11  To sum up, therefore, I say that those republics which cannot in sudden emergencies resort either to a dictator or to some similar authority, will, when the danger is serious, always be undone.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
12  Nevertheless, in the later days of the republic the Romans were wont to entrust this power to a consul instead of to a dictator, using the formula, Videat CONSUL ne quid respublica detrimenti capiat.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
13  For when a dictator was appointed there still remained the tribunes, the consuls, and the senate, all of them invested with authority of which the dictator could not deprive them.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXV
14  His army being thereby endangered, the senate judged it expedient to send Papirius Cursor as dictator to supply his place.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XLVII.
15  Yes, their supreme lord and dictator was there, though hitherto unseen by any eyes not permitted to penetrate into the now sacred retreat of the cabin.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  Federal funds have to be used as dictated by Washington.
17  The president has dictated some letters to his secretary.
18  In his will, he dictated the epitaph he wanted placed on his tombstone.
19  I guess we should just let McEachin dictate the dialogue for us.
20  That is why I say that for anyone to expect they can dictate these things is an imbecile, and that is why I believe the judge should dismiss such cases.
21  The Council decided to allow these nations to view the documents that could dictate the course of military intervention against Iraq.
22  Another highlight is a feature that lets you dictate e-mails, Tweets and Facebook posts without having to type.
23  The UN will dictate the terms of troop withdrawal from the region.
24  The President is so powerful that he is able to dictate to the government.
25  In each of these a textbook may be present as a resource, but it does not dictate the curricular program.
26  The French teacher dictates to the class every other week.
27  You should check each item off as she dictates the list.
28  It is the force which subjects producers and resource suppliers to the dictates of buyer or consumer sovereignty.
29  Convention dictates that a minister should resign in such a situation.
30  Although I am an aspirant for public office, I am not willing to accept the dictates of the party bosses.