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In the long run, this might end up being more feasible for the IOC than clinging to some maximalist and—let’s face it—illusory dictate of total neutrality.
Public pressure soon dictated the need for a formal White House reaction to the Iran revelation.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of these rules grew organically from the community rather than being dictated downward by a central authority.
The remainder is “peculiar” motion: movement of galaxies as dictated by the presence of matter nearby.
I dictated a return note thanking him for the thoughtful gift and encouraging note.
Power in Washington was dictated by seniority for generations.Voters Hate Seniors More Than Crooks; Can Thad Cochran Survive That?|Patricia Murphy|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
David Arden, as he promised, had dictated to him in outline the awful case he had massed against his client.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
If we could find the one witness, the one who was present when the old man dictated his will at the last!The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
High reasons of State may be presumed to have dictated the Government policy.
According to Moréri there were in his day seventy systems of chronology founded on the history dictated by God himself.
How, indeed, can it be believed that God dictated false dates?