Example sentences for: dictum

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

  • 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).

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

  • It's as though after wrestling long and hard with Cézanne's dictum that the artist should paint the world of nature in terms of spheres, cylinders, and cones, Léger realized: Hey, here's an environment that's actually made of these shapes!

  • Arrow's second dictum is that there should be no flip-flops.

  • It would be a waste of time to go through the editions noting the differences: in most cases, the editors followed the wise dictum, “If it ain't broke, don't fix it,” so little has been done to the basic information in the original edition.


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