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  • Eyeing Mr. Bounderby from head to foot again, he turned from him, as from a man finally disposed of, to Mr. Gradgrind.
  • ’Not much of that, Mr. Harthouse, unless some fair creature with a slashing fortune at her own disposal would take a fancy to me.

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  • It matters little now, except as it may dispose you to think more leniently of his errors.’
  • I was made in the cheapest market, and have to dispose of myself in the dearest.’
  • What with a cooling drink adapted to the weather, but not so weak as cool; and what with a rarer tobacco than was to be bought in those parts; Tom was soon in a highly free and easy state at his end of the sofa, and more than ever disposed to admire his new friend at the other end.

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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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