Example sentences for: dictu

How can you use “dictu” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • When I was young at the bar I heard with delight an old lawyer, who could have played Dickens's Mr. Tulkinghorn, speak grandly of the court of nisi prius (pronouncing it NICEY PRY-US), an utterly obsolete Latinism for the simple trial court . Just as any speaker may, for the sake of euphony (or vanity) flourish an occasional eminence grise or mirabile dictu , may not a lawyer plume himself now and then with an ab initio or even a mutatis mutandis , not to “unite the priesthood’ but to savor his own sonority, as a bird sings also for itself?

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