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disposition
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As You Like It
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as in: a kind disposition Define
someone's normal mood or personality
  • My father’s rough and envious disposition

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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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  • I am given, sir, secretly to understand that your younger brother, Orlando, hath a disposition to come in disguis’d against me to try a fall.
  • Good my complexion! dost thou think, though I am caparisoned like a man, I have a doublet and hose in my disposition?

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  • But come, now I will be your Rosalind in a more coming-on disposition; and ask me what you will, I will grant it.
  • Fair sir, I pity her, And wish, for her sake more than for mine own, My fortunes were more able to relieve her: But I am shepherd to another man, And do not shear the fleeces that I graze: My master is of churlish disposition, And little recks to find the way to heaven By doing deeds of hospitality: Besides, his cote, his flocks, and bounds of feed, Are now on sale; and at our sheepcote now, By reason of his absence, there is nothing That you will feed on; but what is, come see, And in…
  • …nimble in threats, approach’d The opening of his mouth; but suddenly, Seeing Orlando, it unlink’d itself, And with indented glides did slip away Into a bush: under which bush’s shade A lioness, with udders all drawn dry, Lay couching, head on ground, with cat-like watch, When that the sleeping man should stir; for ’tis The royal disposition of that beast To prey on nothing that doth seem as dead: This seen, Orlando did approach the man, And found it was his brother, his elder brother.

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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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