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King Lear
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  • Never afflict yourself to know more of it; But let his disposition have that scope That dotage gives it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You are not worth the dust which the rude wind Blows in your face! I fear your disposition: That nature which contemns it origin Cannot be bordered certain in itself; She that herself will sliver and disbranch From her material sap, perforce must wither And come to deadly use.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I now perceive it was not altogether your brother's evil disposition made him seek his death; but a provoking merit, set a-work by a reproveable badness in himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Pray you let us hit together: if our father carry authority with such dispositions as he bears, this last surrender of his will but offend us.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I am sorry for thee, friend; 'tis the duke's pleasure, Whose disposition, all the world well knows, Will not be rubb'd nor stopp'd; I'll entreat for thee.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Come, sir, I would you would make use of that good wisdom, Whereof I know you are fraught; and put away These dispositions, that of late transform you From what you rightly are.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …we are sick in fortune,—often the surfeit of our own behaviour,—we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars; as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical pre-dominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star!  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a disposition to learn
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as in: disposition of the matter
as in: disposition of the assets
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