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Quotes of dictation

  1. What comes easiest for me is dialogue. Sometimes when my characters are speaking to me, I have to slow them down so that I'm not simply taking dictation – Richard Russo
  2. If I have an idea, I write it down, although I usually carry a little dictation machine with me because I'm too lazy to write. – Tommy Shaw
  3. I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  4. An hour or two spent in writing from dictation another hour or two in reading aloud, a little geography and a little history and a little physics made the day pass busily. – Hudson Stuck
  5. If I want to be free from any other man's dictation I must understand that I can have no other man under my control. – William Graham Sumner

Usage examples for dictation

  1. Under his dictation therefore, Fanny wrote as follows:- " My Lady,- I have received your ladyship's letter, and your kind gift of ten pounds. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. A European police officer was seated by Mr. Henderson's side, engaged in writing from his dictation – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. From dictation it is not necessary to be very clever for that. – Bijou by Gyp
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. My minor children's certificates are the mere echoes of their father's will and dictation – Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity by Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
  9. 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
  10. We're 'way beyond dictation and pride ourselves on knowing how our readers like their news. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  11. Sometimes I stopped in the middle of a sentence, to look and to listen rather more intently than seemed absolutely necessary, and on each occasion I was obliged to begin the sentence all over again, because, for the life of me, I couldn't remember what it was I had set out to say in dictation – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. Thayer alone had refused to accept dictation at the hands of the committee. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  13. An old man seated at his feet is writing from his dictation – The Care of Books by John Willis Clark
  14. Like Flores, Latorre often used brute force to secure peace and order, and the Uruguayans were too turbulent to submit long to such dictation – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. He recognized his own dictation in the big man's hand. – The Aspirations of Jean Servien by Anatole France
  18. But your dictation is even worse than theirs. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  19. 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
  20. 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

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