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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of dispense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. distributed or weighed out in carefully determined portions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. distributed or weighted out in carefully determined portions
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Martin dispensed royal largess, inviting everybody up, farm-hands, a stableman, and the gardener's assistant from the hotel, the barkeeper, and the furtive hobo who slid in like a shadow and like a shadow hovered at the end of the bar.
In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: Prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only ‘in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.’
When the ale is dispensed from the cask, air is allowed into the cask.
Mind you, when it came to the US captain's decision to complete his fourball line-up with the rookie pairing of Bubba Watson and Jeff Overton, the Europe captain dispensed any need for interpretation.
And, true enough, the Mood Swings played on, the buffet kept heaping on beef and BBQ chicken, and the Bud Light -- dispensed from the side of a specially equipped van -- continued to flow.
It showed the client, todays trainee, along with his fellow executive retreatantsdoubtless exhausted after a hard day of budget cutting and crunching numbersdrinking rum punch dispensed from the breasts of anatomically correct female ice sculptures, to the accompaniment of a steel drum band, a limbo bar, and scantily clad waitresses dressed asoh dearmermaids.
Advice and stamps are dispensed from a desk outside the sorting room.
And this is done either ordinarily, in the assemblies of the church, towards such as come in unto them and attend to the word dispensed according to the appointment of
And I pray God grant that you also may have some profit by the word dispensed to you, — that it slip not out through carnal affections, and be not drawn out through notions and talk, with a regardlessness to treasure it up in your hearts!
In both places multitudes came out to hear the word dispensed by one of the disenfranchised race of Ham.
The Life, Labors, and Travels of Elder Charles Bowles, of the Free Will Baptist Denomination, by Eld. John W. Lewis. Together with an Essay on the Character and Condition of the African Race by the Same. Also, an Essay on the Fugitive Law of the U. S. Congress of 1850, by Rev. Arthur Dearing
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