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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
Pirro is one of many TV pundits (including former Fox anchor Megyn Kelly and CNN’s John King) to demand that Bee apologize.
Dinesh D’Souza, conservative pundit, convicted of campaign law violations.
See, say the right-wing pundits: Trump’s abusive style of negotiating works. Don’t believe the nattering naysayers of the liberal media.
The pundit also called for more from Huddersfield's midfield playmaker Aaron Mooy.
Some pundits and Lions fans, however, were skeptical.
While the policy only applies to two exclusive areas of the stadium that are generally used by Lightning season ticket holders and not available for public sale, Boston pundits have called out the Lightning organization.
Stop Motion by Michele Doying / The Verge Ian Balina, a former IBM salesman who became a full-time cryptocurrency trader and pundit, is not known for his modesty.
Two pundits with a prominent NFL rights-holder agreed with me Monday.
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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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