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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
A year ago many draft pundits salivated over Key's explosive second-year showing, deeming him a possible top-five pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
His yard signs spread all over the Treasure Valley advertise him as pro-Trump, who pundits say is the most popular politician among Idaho Republicans.
The snow melts, flowers bloom and a Husky blowout catches the ire of an attention-seeking sports pundit, teeing up a hilarious tirade (or six) from Geno Auriemma.
That’s been debated hotly this week by pundits, state attorneys general, and more.
Guice is considered by most pundits to be a late first-round or early-second-round pick, so barring a trade back, the Ravens’ only shot to take him might be with the 16th overall pick.
Mohamed Bouhafsi, a leading pundit at BFM, also sent a tweet on Wednesday which translated into English reads: 'Jean Pierre Rivere the president of Nice confirms the info @RMCsport #BreakingFoot yesterday.
With all that in mind, pundits, talking heads, NBA media members and internet scribes from across the country have been scrambling to jump on the Blazers bandwagon and discuss what has led to this team's recent tear.
As if her time as a Fox News contributor and political pundit didn’t give her a big enough platform, Stacey Dash is now eyeing a bigger role: U.S. Representative.
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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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