American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A formal expression of opinion; a judgment.
- n. An authoritative statement.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of pronouncing; a proclamation; a formal announcement.
- n. An announcement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of pronouncing; a declaration; a formal announcement.
- n. an authoritative declaration
“If this pronouncement is taken seriously, then almost all gun control legislation is constitutionally fine ….”
“It seems to me that the only way you could make that pronouncement is if you did see some very visible arm-twisting out there on behalf of the White House.”
“But that pronouncement is not shared by all Christians.”
“Every official pronouncement is now framed within the psyche of a nation”
“Ultimately, Wasserman's pronouncement is at least as condescending to the "worthy dead" as it is to the "ambitious living.”
“For gays, this pronouncement is critical because it is portable — that is, gays can now challenge any California state policy that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation.”
“But this latest pronouncement from the State Department conflicts with something called facts.”
“One word," pleads Mary, "and all will be as if it never happened [Ein Wort macht alles ungeschehen]," not only stating a conviction about Elizabeth’s power to set her free, but also making clear that once this pronouncement is articulated, there is nothing else to be doneor more precisely, everything will be undone, since, among other things, Mary’s freedom will have been freed from the pronouncement that would set it free (340).”
“That’s a pronouncement from a guy named Mohsen Gharavian, who works for Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, both of whom are outranked by Khameini.”
“I can empathize with Mike to a large degree: while I see sexism in much of the stuff directed at Hillary, I also see here and in every day life the discursive trap of discourses on sexism: the very real sexist slights that women experience/perceive often get conflated with a sense of entitled pronouncement: if they "feel" sexism happens, then it does.”
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