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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
On the night Stewart won the primary, Bill Kristol, the pundit and Weekly Standard editor at large who lives in Fairfax, briefly researched Virginia’s election rules regarding write-in candidates.
And pundits and former players continue to chip away at the intangibles, looking for cracks in the foundation and wondering whether this generation of Frenchmen will succumb to the distractions or selfishness that bedeviled many predecessors.
While pundits and anonymous NBA execs piled on Ball after last week’s Lakers workouts, Sexton saw more potential in the middle Ball brother’s game.
The idea is to raise the plight of poor people to the top of the nation's agenda, disrupting mainstream political conversation and jolting lawmakers, pundits and the 24-hour news cycle dominated by the Trump administration.
Both the dictates of the market and the demands of employers like Salem are pushing conservative pundits and journalists to act, as Boyce put it, as trial lawyers who defend their client regardless of their private scruples.
In the recent discourse surrounding protests by members of the National Football League, pundits and politicians somehow believe that King would never disrupt traffic, block bridges, or protest the national anthem.
For example, over the last 18 months the president has said and done a number of things that warranted dissent from Republicans — not just from party leaders, but from rank-and-file legislators, pundits and other commentators.
For pundits and fans looking for an early advantage in their office pools, fifth seeds beating 12 seeds has some attraction.
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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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