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  • n. Disposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of disposing; power to dispose of; disposal; direction.
  • n. Disposition; arrangement; position; posture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Disposal; the power of disposing; control; direction; management.
  • n. Posture; disposition; state.
  • n. Distribution; allotment.
  • n. A state of orderly arrangement.
  • n. Natural disposition.


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  • Yet for the sake of indulging themselves in the beautiful lies and gentlemanly disposure of these ‘hosts’, which they claim to be absent in most Japanese men, they were willing to pay for that ‘temporary love’ they claimed money could buy.

    babycartercl Diary Entry

  • Seeing, therefore, you have totally referred unto my discretion the disposure of you in marriage, I am fully of an opinion that I shall provide sufficiently well for you in that point.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • It is therefore expedient, seeing you are resolved for once to take a trial of the state of marriage, that, with shut eyes, bowing your head, and kissing the ground, you put the business to a venture, and give it a fair hazard, in recommending the success of the residue to the disposure of

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • That good pope who was the first institutor of fasting understood this well enough; for he ordained that our fast should reach but to the hour of noon; all the remainder of that day was at our disposure, freely to eat and feed at any time thereof.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • For proof whereof the wise and pacific Solomon could no better represent the unspeakable perfection of the divine wisdom, than by comparing it to the due disposure and ranking of an army in battle array, well provided and ordered.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Add hereunto the strange and wonderful quiet disposure of the magistracy of this city into the hand of persons prudent, diligent, and watchful, whom we have reason to pray for, and bless God for.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • She twists herself round, banging your shins with her wires, while her chin is still raised, and her face is still flattened, and she directs her friend's attention to another seated man, as though that place were also vacant, and necessarily at her disposure.

    North America — Volume 1

  • Sir THOMAS is disposed to think that "the hint and ground of this opinion might be the grosse and somewhat cylindricall composure of the legs of the elephant, and the equality and lesse perceptible disposure of the joynts, especially in the forelegs of this animal, they appearing, when he standeth, like pillars of flesh;" but he overlooks the fact that PLINY has ascribed the same peculiarity to the

    Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

  • In my disposure of employments of the brain, I have thought fit to make invention the master, and to give method and reason the office of its lackeys.

    A Tale of a Tub

  • Every one is at the disposure of his own will, when those who had, by the delegation of the society, the declaring of the public will, are excluded from it, and others usurp the place who have no such authority or delegation.

    Two Treatises of Government: of Civil Government Book II


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