He also decided to send messages to the future, dictating the generational names for 60 generations of Mas yet to come.
Later, Chen told me he was writing a book about his experiences, dictating to his brother, who wrote everything down.
I think if Republicans truly believe in keeping government out of our lives—that should include not dictating who one can marry.
Next, they, the government, are now dictating to you how you have to film the movie.
And he would — Clinton would get very deeply involved in editing the drafts and dictating new language.
He sits at home all day, dictating verses, or his translation of Martial, to his lady secretary.
Yet the superscription is of his dictating, I dare say, for he is a formal wretch.
On fine mornings he used to spend two or three hours on the Serpentine, alternating rowing and dictating.
You don't set up the pretension of dictating to me what I am to do with what's my own.
The dictating character of conscience, therefore, is clearly in itself of no avail as pointing to a superhuman Dictator.
1590s, "to practice dictation, say aloud for another to write down," from Latin dictatus, past participle of dictare "say often, prescribe," frequentative of dicere "tell, say" (see diction). Sense of "to command" is 1620s. Related: Dictated; dictates; dictating.
1590s, from Latin dictatum "something dictated," noun use of neuter past participle of dictare (see dictate (v.)).