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Examples of pundit in a Sentence
a moral question that has puzzled the pundits throughout the ages
the new mini laptop has gotten a thumbs-up from industry pundits
Recent Examples of pundit from the Web
That’s what some pundits were predicting in last week’s primary for Land Commissioner George P. Bush, after facing intense competition from his predecessor Jerry Patterson in the fight for the Texas General Land Office.
As left wing pundits call them hypocrites for supporting the president amid allegations from adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Kasky, 17, even got in a dig at conspiracy theorists, conservative pundits and the political right who have blasted the Parkland student activists by calling them crisis actors.
Ask almost any draft pundit, and Chubb is everything the Colts currently don’t have on the defensive side of the ball.
Stoneman Douglas students have dragged Donald Trump and right-wing pundit Tomi Lahren, which makes for a lot of Twitter faves and retweets, but also probably some particularly nasty Twitter mentions.
Spanish pundit Guillem Balague has claimed that ex- Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has been approached by both Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain over the possibility of becoming their next manager.
The villain—misinformation—has risen, say liberal pundits (and most everyone else), thanks to a new generation of radical right-wingers who’ve found massive audiences on social media.
According to previews, the plot of next week's episode is set in motion by the assault of a controversial conservative pundit protesting on a liberal college campus.
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Did You Know?
The original pundits were highly respected teachers and leaders in India. Their title was taken from the Hindi word pandit, a term of respect for a wise person that itself derives from the Sanskrit pandita, meaning "learned." English speakers began using the form pundit specifically to refer to those Hindu sages as long ago as the 1600s. By the 1800s, they had also extended the term to refer to other sagacious individuals, and now pundit is often used with a hint of sarcasm to refer to informed opinion makers (such as political commentators, financial analysts, and newspaper columnists) who boldly share their views (sometimes at great length) on just about any subject that lies within their areas of expertise.
Origin and Etymology of pundit
First Known Use: 1661See Words from the same year
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