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The Scarlet Letter
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as in: a kind disposition Define
someone's normal mood or personality
  • Here, one would suppose, might have been sorrow enough to imbue the sunniest disposition through and through with a sable tinge.

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  • She has a cheerful disposition.
  • We’ll see if her cheerful disposition continues when she’s tired and under stress.

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  • As a final disposition I contemplate depositing them with the Essex Historical Society.
  • They were now illuminated by the morning radiance of a young child’s disposition, but, later in the day of earthly existence, might be prolific of the storm and whirlwind.

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  • Even had there been a disposition to turn the matter into ridicule, it must have been repressed and overpowered by the solemn presence of men no less dignified than the governor, and several of his counsellors, a judge, a general, and the ministers of the town, all of whom sat or stood in a balcony of the meeting-house, looking down upon the platform.
  • And this, moreover, was a mother’s estimate of the child’s disposition.
  • Pearl, in utter scorn of her mother’s attempt to quiet her, gave an eldritch scream, and then became silent, not from any notion of obedience, but because the quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition was excited by the appearance of those new personages.

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as in: a kind disposition Define
someone's normal mood or personality
as in: disposition of the matter Define
the decision or action taken when an issue was settled so that it no longer requires attention
as in: disposition of the assets Define
the giving, selling, or transferring of something to another
as in: a disposition to learn Define
inclination (something someone or something is inclined to do)
as in: strategic troop disposition Define
the arrangement, positioning, or use of things
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