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I don't dictate, but I think a man of the world would do as I do; and I may add, I fancy that is what K- would look for at our hands.
At this moment nothing is clear to me; I catch but a glimpse of light amidst all the darkness, and I must confine myself to writing as events shall dictate.
You will say that that was in the comparatively barbarous times; that these are barbarous times too, because also, comparatively speaking, pins are stuck in even now; that though man has now learned to see more clearly than in barbarous ages, he is still far from having learnt to act as reason and science would dictate.
Sit down there," said Villefort, giving up his place to Morrel, "and write what I dictate.
My dear Jane, I am in such a flutter, that I am sure I can't write; so I will dictate, and you write for me.
Upon the other hand, whenever a community or a powerful section of a community, or a government of any kind, attempts to dictate to the artist what he is to do, Art either entirely vanishes, or becomes stereotyped, or degenerates into a low and ignoble form of craft.
would she sit at my side when I dictate or correct, with such a still, contented, halcyon mien?
The condition of my right hand obliges me to dictate this to my son; but painful as it is to me to hold a pen, I cannot suffer this letter to reach the hands of a man of so admirable genitis as Herman Melville without begging him to believe me to be, with my own hand, his most respectful and hearty admirer, W.
As far as walking, talking, and contriving reached, she was thoroughly benevolent, and nobody knew better how to dictate liberality to others; but her love of money was equal to her love of directing, and she knew quite as well how to save her own as to spend that of her friends.
I will write them, if my lord will have the goodness to dictate them.
The demands of the Northwesters were made in a peremptory tone, and they seemed disposed to dictate like conquerors.
Since the idea had been started in the very quarter which ought to dictate, he had no scruple," he said, "in confessing his judgement to be entirely on that side.