Example sentences for: dictum

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

  • But he did disprove, for an unimportant but magnificent moment, W. H. Auden's dictum that poetry makes nothing happen.

  • If, however, you see this cloud becoming blacker over time, then follow Prudie's dictum of "See no evil, Hear no evil, Date no evil."

  • Hewing to the journalistic dictum to "sell every piece twice," Mark Shields has perfected the art of recycling his own sound bites.

  • The likes of Erich Korngold ( The Adventures of Robin Hood , Anthony Adverse ) and Bernard Herrmann ( Citizen Kane , Psycho ) never stopped pressing their noses to the windows of the concert hall, bitter at the unwritten dictum, "No movie hacks need apply."

  • Jeff--brilliantly fulfilling the ancient journalistic dictum "Sell every piece three times"--has argued in the New Republic , the New York Times , and this week in Time magazine that Clinton's troubles are due to catastrophic defects in the sexual-harassment and special-prosecutor laws (with help from Clinton's own misbehavior, he always is careful to add).


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