182 collocations for dictating
'But how can I?' 'I will dictate you a letter,' she said.
Why under these circumstances Austria (with Germany of course behind her) should have dictated most insulting terms to Servia, and then refused to accept Servia's most humble apology, is difficult to understand.
I should think, my lords, that government approaching to its dissolution, that was reduced to submit its decrees to their judgment who are chiefly accused of the abuse of these liquors; for surely, when the lowest, the most corrupt part of the people, have obtained such a degree of influence as to dictate to the legislature those laws by which they expect to be governed, all subordination is at an end.
Any attempt on the part of our Government to dictate the policy of any newspaper would be hotly resented, and would be doomed to certain failure.
The Executive has authority to recommend (not to dictate) measures to Congress.
I was in no position to dictate a course of action.
It is possible to forecast this only in the most general terms, for life itself must operate to determine the lines of development and dictate the consequent forms.
The four powers I have named can now, if they see fit, dictate the peace of the world for ever.
What could have dictated such a resolution but the conviction that the power to abolish slavery is an irresistible interference from the constitution as it is.
It was impossible for law to dictate the conditions on which two free and equal individuals should live together, merely because they differed in sex.
Not a doubt can ever cross our minds of the patriotism which has dictated your action and that of your Irish colleagues.
For it is undeniable that the fifty years passed under this (anti-slavery) Constitution, shew us the slaves trebling in numbers;slaveholders monopolizing the offices and dictating the policy of the Government;prostituting the strength and influence of the Nation to the support of slavery here and elsewhere;trampling on the rights of the free States and making the courts of the country their tools.
Miss Fenwick lived much at Rydal Mount, during the later years of the Poet's life; and it is to their friendship, and to her inducing Wordsworth to dictate these Notes, that we owe most of the information we possess, as to the occasions and circumstances under which his poems were composed.
As a result of this, and as Simoun reported that the tulisanes were well provided with shotguns, rifles, and revolvers, and against such persons one man alone, no matter how well armed, could not defend himself, his Excellency, to prevent the tulisanes from getting weapons in the future, was about to dictate a new decree forbidding the introduction of sporting arms.
Fatigue alone dictated this choice of the short cut.
" Most people will agree with Eaton, that "the spirit which dictated this answer betrays more the inspiration of Carter's Mountain than of Bunker Hill.
This house, which was so large, as to be fully known to none, but some ancient officers, who successively inherited the secrets of the place, was built, as if suspicion herself had dictated the plan.
The knowledge which their oppressors have of their own crime, in having violated the rights of nature, and of the disposition of the injured to seek all opportunities of revenge, produces a fear which dictates to them the necessity of a system of treatment, by which they shall keep up a wide distinction between the two, and by which the noble feelings of the latter shall be kept down, and their spirits broken.
These necessities which have dictated the conduct of the Federal Government are overlooked, especially by our foreign critics.
She dictated the words to me, which are foolish enough: 'Green sleeves and pudding pies, Tell me where my mistress lies, And I'll be with her before she rise, Fiddle and aw' together.
Captain Raleigh dictated a reply.
Lady Mary, as pleasantly loquacious as ever, found the manual labour of writing not always to be endured, and she tried the experiment of dictating her correspondence.
The powerful philosophic analysis which he applied to American and to French experience, led him to attach the utmost importance to the performance of as much of the collective business of society, as can safely be so performed, by the people themselves, without any intervention of the executive government, either to supersede their agency, or to dictate the manner of its exercise.
As for the rudiments of the system which dictates the movements of troops in large masses or in small, which sacrifices thousands of men to take a town or hold a river when that town and that river, physically considered, appear to be of no consequence whatsoever, those elements I have not been able to sense, even though I studied the matter most diligently.
Common sense seems to have dictated the propriety of its use; though fashion has often led us to overlook or despise itlike air, and fire, and water, and nearly every other common but indispensable blessing.