Examples of propaganda in a Sentence
- She didn't buy into the propaganda of her day that women had to be soft and submissive. —Maria Shriver, Time, 26 Oct. 2009
- They see all clear thinking, all sense of reality, and all fineness of living, threatened on every side by propaganda, by advertisement, by film and television. —C. S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism, (1961) 2009
- We've so bought into the mass delusion, the nutty propaganda, that now the ideal American family is one that's on steroids … —Anna Quindlen, Newsweek, 27 Apr. 2009
- … just propaganda for a mode of life no one could live without access to the very impulse-suppressing, nostalgia-provoking drugs they don't want you to have … —Richard Ford, Independence Day, 1995
He was accused of spreading propaganda.
The report was nothing but lies and propaganda.
Recent Examples of propaganda from the Web
But what Trump's behavior and this propaganda doc show is that the president is a volatile individual who hates criticism—and the country deserves better.
Donald Trump's obsession with fame (and propaganda) reached new heights this week when White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read fan mail from a 9-year-old boy at Wednesday's press briefing.
But their propaganda is already painting the city’s destruction as the army’s fault.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich's website as well as pages of local governments in Ohio and New York were also hacked and showed similar propaganda messages, though DNN4Less does not host these sites.
The president’s dissembling has helped him win a series of propaganda victories, preying on voters’ disillusionment to create an alternative fact reality.
Much more damaging to the children than ISIS’s curriculum was its propaganda.
Such propaganda helps domestically by boosting Kim Jong Un as a titan bestriding the world stage.
The propaganda battle between the Koreas escalated on Wednesday, even as Asian stock markets appeared to shrug off the latest tensions.
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The History of propaganda
Propaganda is today most often used in reference to political statements, but the word comes to our language through its use in a religious context. The Congregatio de propaganda fide (“Congregation for propagating the faith”) was an organization established in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV as a means of furthering Catholic missionary activity. The word propaganda is from the ablative singular feminine of propogandus, which is the gerundive of the Latin propagare, meaning “to propagate.” The first use of the word propaganda (without the rest of the Latin title) in English was in reference to this Catholic organization. It was not until the beginning of the 19th century that it began to be used as a term denoting ideas or information that are of questionable accuracy as a means of advancing a cause.
Origin and Etymology of propaganda
First Known Use: 1668See Words from the same year
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Definition of propaganda for English Language Learners
: ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc.
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