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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
Some pundits started to rethink their predictions of a blue wave; some progressives started to reread the FAQs for immigrating to Canada.
Nothing official has been set in motion yet but after the Post‘s report, many pundits, journalists and every day Americans took to Twitter to criticize the president’s idea as authoritarian and even abusive of the military.
While some pundits questioned whether the incendiary memo was dousing the stock market blaze, experts said the market downswing was all about the numbers.
And not one white critic or pundit could even cite the movie when discussing Lady Bird.
There are other factors fans and pundits typically consider when comparing quarterbacks, particularly experience and usage.
Devumi’s customers include both avid supporters and fervent critics of President Trump, and both liberal cable pundits and a reporter at the alt-right bastion Breitbart.
For all too many pundits and politicians, when progressives control the federal government, state autonomy is ominous.
McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has seemingly dominated this season, triggering pundits to prematurely mark it for a Best Picture win.
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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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