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dik tayt

  • n  an authoritative rule
  • n  a guiding principle
    the dictates of reason
  • v  issue commands or orders for
  • v  say out loud for the purpose of recording
    He dictated a report to his secretary
  • v  rule as a dictator

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  • These snippets keep our genetic blueprint from unraveling and, it turns out, also dictate how often cells divide.
News & Articles

  • Liguori: The Glory Of Merion Golf Club May Be Stymied By Bad Weather
    Yes, Mother Nature is the boss, and it will help dictate what kind of Open we have at historic Merion Golf Club.
    June 11, 2013 - CBS New York
  • Medicare report is an involuntary work of fiction
    Medicare report is an involuntary work of fiction Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 6:00 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that health care costs will be anything like the Affordable Care Act would dictate them to be. For these reasons, the ...
    June 11, 2013 - Houston Chronicle
  • Gregg Williams on Titans' D: 'We attack'
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Last year’s miserable Titans defense was simply too passive. And there came a time at which defensive coordinator Jerry Gray came to realize the team wouldn’t fare any worse by being more aggressive. When the defense started to try to dictate more, it played better -- with the exception of a 55-7 thrashing at Green Bay. Gray certainly would have continued that direction no ...
    June 10, 2013 - ESPN Blogs

  • Joe Biden in Al-Ahram Weekly
    You should not, and I'm sure you will not, let any state, from the United States to any state in the region, dictate what will become of you all,Biden said in his reception remarks.
  • Kenny MacAskill in CNN
    In explaining his decision to release al Megrahi, MacAskill said that Scotland's "justice system demands that judgment be imposed but compassion [be] available. Our beliefs dictate that justice be served but mercy be shown."
  • Jonathan Papelbon in USA Today
    So Manny was tough for us,Papelbon added. "You have somebody like him, you know at any point in the ballgame, he can dictate the outcome of the game. And for him not to be on the same page as the rest of the team was a killer, man! It just...

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