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disposition
used in Frankenstein

13 uses
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Definition someone's normal mood or personality
  • This man, whose name was Beaufort, was of a proud and unbending disposition and could not bear to live in poverty and oblivion in the same country where he had formerly been distinguished for his rank and magnificence.
    Chapter 1 (9% in)
disposition = normal personality
  • The master is a person of an excellent disposition and is remarkable in the ship for his gentleness and the mildness of his discipline.
    Introductory Letters (32% in)
  • disposition = normal mood or personality
  • Their benevolent disposition often made them enter the cottages of the poor.
    Chapter 1 (62% in)
  • disposition = normal mood or personality
  • Elizabeth was of a calmer and more concentrated disposition; but, with all my ardour, I was capable of a more intense application and was more deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge.
    Chapter 2 (3% in)
  • disposition = normal mood or personality
  • Although her disposition was gay and in many respects inconsiderate, yet she paid the greatest attention to every gesture of my aunt.
    Chapter 6 (27% in)
  • disposition = normal mood or personality
  • Elizabeth saw even this last resource, her excellent dispositions and irreproachable conduct, about to fail the accused, when, although violently agitated, she desired permission to address the court.
    Chapter 8 (35% in)
  • My father observed with pain the alteration perceptible in my disposition and habits and endeavoured by arguments deduced from the feelings of his serene conscience and guiltless life to inspire me with fortitude and awaken in me the courage to dispel the dark cloud which brooded over me.
    Chapter 9 (11% in)
  • disposition = normal mood or personality
  • I could mention innumerable instances which, although slight, marked the dispositions of these amiable cottagers.
    Chapter 12 (54% in)
  • These were the reflections of my hours of despondency and solitude; but when I contemplated the virtues of the cottagers, their amiable and benevolent dispositions, I persuaded myself that when they should become acquainted with my admiration of their virtues they would compassionate me and overlook my personal deformity.
    Chapter 15 (41% in)
  • I have good dispositions; my life has been hitherto harmless and in some degree beneficial; but a fatal prejudice clouds their eyes, and where they ought to see a feeling and kind friend, they behold only a detestable monster.'
    Chapter 15 (81% in)
  • You were attached to each other from your earliest infancy; you studied together, and appeared, in dispositions and tastes, entirely suited to one another.
    Chapter 18 (15% in)
  • I was now about to form another being of whose dispositions I was alike ignorant; she might become ten thousand times more malignant than her mate and delight, for its own sake, in murder and wretchedness.
    Chapter 20 (3% in)
  • They know our infantine dispositions, which, however they may be afterwards modified, are never eradicated; and they can judge of our actions with more certain conclusions as to the integrity of our motives.
    Chapter 24 (48% in)

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