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It was as if some will independent of my own had dictated the words.

So Betty dictated and he wrote: yes, it had come to this—she dictated and he wrote, and signed too.

Sure I am that your conduct is not dictated by a regard for my ease or my welfare.

I feared that you might misunderstand the motives which have dictated my conduct.

Old Mme. Rougon must have dictated it; he could hear in it the very inflections of her voice.

His secretary returned, and he dictated to her until half-past nine struck.

You are not to suppose that this command was dictated by any sense of mercy.

Pete lit up, and walked to and fro as he dictated his letter.

He could have dictated better terms, but for love of you has yielded, point after point.

He recognized them to be no more than those which respect for him dictated to his officer.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Latin dictatum "something dictated," noun use of neuter past participle of dictare (see dictate (v.)).

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