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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
Don’t let mainstream and social media pundits or some celebrity tell you how you are supposed to think.
Those who believe an international getaway will free them from the hamster wheel of Sunday morning Twitter storms and blustery cable television pundits will be disappointed when their plane touches down.
No wonder, then, that far-right pundits view him as an obstacle akin to Bernie Sanders.
Way more than these right-wing pundits or MAGA types who are not used to having the spotlight.
Some of this week's setbacks for tech opponents may have to do with the public not sharing the outrage expressed by pundits and politicians.
DeAndre Ayton, a 7-foot-1 center from Arizona, has become the consensus No. 1 overall selection among pundits.
In the secular world, blogs turned everyone into a pundit.
Media pundits have labeled Donnelly one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the country, as Republicans try to increase their majority in the Senate.
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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.
PUNDIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pundit for English Language Learners
: a person who knows a lot about a particular subject and who expresses ideas and opinions about that subject publicly (such as by speaking on television and radio shows)
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