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dispose
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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as in: dispose of the matter Define
to settle something so it no longer requires attention
  • Three messages had slid out of the pneumatic tube while Winston was working, but they were simple matters, and he had disposed of them before the Two Minutes Hate interrupted him.
  • He had no difficulty in disposing of the fallacy, and he was in no danger of succumbing to it.

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  • I expect them to dispose of the matter this afternoon.
  • The issue will be disposed by the judge.

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as in: dispose of the waste Define
to throw away
  • In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages, to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and in the side wall, within easy reach of Winston’s arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating. This last was for the disposal of waste paper.

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  • How will they dispose of the waste?
  • I put it in the garbage disposal.

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as in: disposed the troops along... Define
to arrange, position, or use things
  • Collectively, the Party owns everything in Oceania, because it controls everything, and disposes of the products as it thinks fit.
  • We have about twenty minutes at our disposal.

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  • Whichever power controls equatorial Africa, or the countries of the Middle East, or Southern India, or the Indonesian Archipelago, disposes also of the bodies of scores or hundreds of millions of ill-paid and hard-working coolies.

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  • Troops were disposed strategically along the northern border.
  • You have a tight deadline, but the entire company is at your disposal.

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as in: dispose of the waste Define
to throw away
as in: dispose of the matter Define
to settle something so it no longer requires attention
as in: dispose of the assets Define
to sell or transfer to another
as in: disposed the troops along... Define
to arrange, position, or use things
as in: Is she disposed to help? Define
inclined (with a tendency to; or in the mood to)
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