Usage examples for dictation

  1. From dictation; it is not necessary to be very clever for that. – Bijou by Gyp
  2. He recognized his own dictation in the big man's hand. – The Aspirations of Jean Servien by Anatole France
  3. But your dictation is even worse than theirs. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  4. Men in such a frame of mind were willing to obey, almost with thankfulness, the dictation of an able ruler who spared them the trouble of judging for themselves, and, raising a firm and commanding voice above the uproar of controversy, told them how to worship and what to believe. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  5. So I took my seat at the same table with you, and wrote the order for pursuit, substantially at the dictation of Mr. Davis. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  6. She tried devoutly to follow out the directions of my Lady Countess, and thought herself in fault when things went amiss, but she prospered far more when free from such dictation. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  7. Naturally, he was of a proud, impatient spirit, and, from a child, had been restless under dictation. – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  8. Thayer alone had refused to accept dictation at the hands of the committee. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  9. I'm to take his dictation in the morning and get the work out in the afternoon and attend to his private phone. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  10. When he leaves, Khalid, with a scowl on his brow, paces up and down the room, saying, 'They would treat me like a school boy; they would have me speak by rule, and according to their own dictation. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  11. I've put him to work in my private office, where he can use the sofa to rest, and I've made him my own stenographer- partly because he's so quick at dictation and partly to try to make him slow down. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  12. We're 'way beyond dictation, and pride ourselves on knowing how our readers like their news. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  13. Bonaparte, whose attention was constantly occupied with his army, made a speech to the soldiers, which I wrote to his dictation, and which appeared in the public papers at the time. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  14. Mr. McNally fished a pad from his grip and wrote the contract binding himself to pay for the stock after the election on condition that it should be voted at his dictation. – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster