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disposition of
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Pride and Prejudice
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disposition of
Used in
Pride and Prejudice
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as in: disposition of the matter:   (define)
  • ...there might be other family livings to be disposed of,
as in: a kind disposition:   (define)
  • She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her.
as in: a disposition to learn:   (define)
  • He paused in hopes of an answer; but his companion was not disposed to make any;
Other samples (word sense not checked by an editor):
  • Every disposition of the ground was good; and she looked on the whole scene, the river, the trees scattered on its banks and the winding of the valley, as far as she could trace it, with delight.

  • If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least.

  • But amidst your concern for the defects of your nearest relations, and your displeasure at this representation of them, let it give you consolation to consider that, to have conducted yourselves so as to avoid any share of the like censure, is praise no less generally bestowed on you and your elder sister, than it is honourable to the sense and disposition of both.

  • They shook hands with great cordiality; and then, till her sister came down, she had to listen to all he had to say of his own happiness, and of Jane's perfections; and in spite of his being a lover, Elizabeth really believed all his expectations of felicity to be rationally founded, because they had for basis the excellent understanding, and super-excellent disposition of Jane, and a general similarity of feeling and taste between her and himself.

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as in: disposition of the matter
as in: a kind disposition
as in: disposition of the assets
as in: a disposition to learn
as in: strategic troop disposition
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