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
The article came out in the thick of discussions on what to do about ISIS’ social propaganda.
Technology allows us to burrow into echo chambers, exacerbating misinformation and polarization and softening up society for propaganda.
Consular officials also requested that CSSAs across the United States post articles praising Xi's vision for the country and touting other party propaganda.
Hybrid warfare such as cyberattacks and propaganda now have far greater prominence.
But both Facebook and Twitter acknowledged that Russian propaganda reached millions of Americans through their platforms around the 2016 election -- 126 million on Facebook alone.
That wishful thinking ended last week when propaganda was replaced by unforgiving numbers, as Mayor Kenney brought his budget to City Council.
Immigration is a major issue in the Italian election, and Russian propaganda has a lot to do with it, Chiara Albanese and Esteban Duarte write.
Those orchestrating said subjugation - Benito Mussolini in this instance - saw football as an effective influence in conveying propaganda across to the masses such was, and still is, the huge popularity of the beautiful game.
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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
PROPAGANDA Defined for English Language Learners
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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