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disposition
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Great Expectations
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  • No doubt my health would be much better if it was otherwise, still I wouldn’t change my disposition if I could.
  • Dinner went off gayly, and although my guardian seemed to follow rather than originate subjects, I knew that he wrenched the weakest part of our dispositions out of us.

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  • And she is of so aristocratic a disposition
  • "What a hopeful disposition you have!" said I, gratefully admiring his cheery ways.
  • He pretended that his Christian name was Dolge,—a clear Impossibility,—but he was a fellow of that obstinate disposition that I believe him to have been the prey of no delusion in this particular, but wilfully to have imposed that name upon the village as an affront to its understanding.

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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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