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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
The reaction of many pundits believes from right was, oh, Mueller has got nothing.
Consequently, those celebrities who do self-select into political engagement tend to be unusually interested in politics and, like professional pundits and other political elites, have fairly well-elaborated ideological worldviews.
Tweets also poured in from fans, pundits and celebs, condemning West (who has been on a tear lately with controversial comments and tweets) and praising Lathan.
The endless parade of pundits can be mind-numbing and maddening, regardless of what your politics are.
And there is a growing cottage industry of pundits.
But that doesn't keep pundits and politicians from harping on the numbers to support their own ideological goals.
Time CNN host Anderson Cooper led a charge of pundits ripping Fox News personality Sean Hannity for failing to disclose legal ties to Michael Cohen when reporting about President Trump's personal attorney.
When Pep Guardiola arrived before the beginning of last season, plenty of pundits and opinionists cast a cloud of doubt over his ability to succeed in the Premier League given his characteristic style.
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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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