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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
His performance in the summer league has quickly placed him among the favorites for Rookie of the Year and led some pundits to declare him as a steal of the draft as the No.
As for the Panama game, some pundits have overstated just how awful the Central Americans were.
The match has gone down badly back in Brazil, with some pundits on ESPN saying Neymar should’ve been taken off in the second half for selfish play.
Some pundits think the House race is too close to handicap.
Some pundits have already rated the Cowboys as having the worst receiver corps in the league.
Some leftist pundits are too busy claiming that Donald Trump’s reduction of federal power amounts to authoritarianism to notice the genuine article in the state of New York.
Here's what some national pundits are saying about the two following the 2018 Draft.
This historical tide is not only compounded by a wave of retirements – including Ryan’s – with some pundits speculating more could follow, but a fundraising deficit.
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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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