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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DICTATING

Yet the superscription is of his dictating, I dare say, for he is a formal wretch.

He found him dictating to his secretary, a great pile of letters before him.

Is there any objection to my dictating a letter to Miss Winthrop?

You don't set up the pretension of dictating to me what I am to do with what's my own.

You don't set up the pretension of dictating to me what I am to do with what is my own.

John saw he was writing what someone was dictating to him over the telephone.

Even you cannot go on for long, dictating six thousand words a day.

He was fond of dictating poems and descriptions of these travels.

She had been accustomed to dictating where John Hunter should take her.

At this Gorsuch took offence, and charged me with dictating his language.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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