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Jane Eyre
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  • CHAPTER II I resisted all the way: a new thing for me, and a circumstance which greatly strengthened the bad opinion Bessie and Miss Abbot were disposed to entertain of me.
  • I should have been afraid to touch a horse when alone, but when told to do it, I was disposed to obey.

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  • At this moment I am not disposed to accost her.
  • Young lady, I am disposed to be gregarious and communicative to-night.
  • Still she had her merits; and I was disposed to appreciate all that was good in her to the utmost.
  • The fact is, after my conflict with and victory over Mrs. Reed, I was not disposed to care much for the nursemaid’s transitory anger; and I WAS disposed to bask in her youthful lightness of heart.
  • The fact is, after my conflict with and victory over Mrs. Reed, I was not disposed to care much for the nursemaid’s transitory anger; and I WAS disposed to bask in her youthful lightness of heart.
  • The servants were called in, the dining-room tables wheeled away, the lights otherwise disposed, the chairs placed in a semicircle opposite the arch.
  • As to the mouth, it delights at times in laughter; it is disposed to impart all that the brain conceives; though I daresay it would be silent on much the heart experiences.
  • I soon rose, quietly took off my bonnet and gloves, uninvited, and said I would just step out to Bessie — who was, I dared say, in the kitchen — and ask her to ascertain whether Mrs. Reed was disposed to receive me or not to-night.

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  • I am disposed to be as content as a queen, and you try to stir me up to restlessness!
  • She told me one evening, when more disposed to be communicative than usual, that John’s conduct, and the threatened ruin of the family, had been a source of profound affliction to her: but she had now, she said, settled her mind, and formed her resolution.
  • I found estimable characters amongst them — characters desirous of information and disposed for improvement — with whom I passed many a pleasant evening hour in their own homes.
  • Since I had ascertained that Rosamond really preferred him, and that her father was not likely to oppose the match, I — less exalted in my views than St. John — had been strongly disposed in my own heart to advocate their union.
  • I have scarcely interchanged a syllable with one of them; and as to thinking well of them, I consider some respectable, and stately, and middle-aged, and others young, dashing, handsome, and lively: but certainly they are all at liberty to be the recipients of whose smiles they please, without my feeling disposed to consider the transaction of any moment to me.
  • Last January, rid of all mistresses — in a harsh, bitter frame of mind, the result of a useless, roving, lonely life — corroded with disappointment, sourly disposed against all men, and especially against all womankind (for I began to regard the notion of an intellectual, faithful, loving woman as a mere dream), recalled by business, I came back to England.
  • "I am disposed to be gregarious and communicative to-night," he repeated, "and that is why I sent for you: the fire and the chandelier were not sufficient company for me; nor would Pilot have been, for none of these can talk.
  • I shall keep out of your way all day, as I have been accustomed to do: you may send for me in the evening, when you feel disposed to see me, and I’ll come then; but at no other time."
  • I must enjoy them now; don’t recall either my mind or body to the school; I am out of it and disposed for full holiday."

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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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