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disposition
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Northanger Abbey
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  • This disposition on your side is rather alarming.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The mere habit of learning to love is the thing; and a teachableness of disposition in a young lady is a great blessing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There, such as were not as spotless as an angel might have the dispositions of a fiend.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her situation in life, the character of her father and mother, her own person and disposition, were all equally against her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I never mind going through anything, where a friend is concerned; that is my disposition, and John is just the same; he has amazing strong feelings.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Catherine's disposition was not naturally sedentary, nor had her habits been ever very industrious; but whatever might hitherto have been her defects of that sort, her mother could not but perceive them now to be greatly increased.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He loved her, I am persuaded, as well as it was possible for him to—we have not all, you know, the same tenderness of disposition—and I will not pretend to say that while she lived, she might not often have had much to bear, but though his temper injured her, his judgment never did.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …of a young lady of seventeen, just returned from her first excursion from home, was odd enough! As soon as breakfast was over, she sat down to fulfil her promise to Miss Tilney, whose trust in the effect of time and distance on her friend's disposition was already justified, for already did Catherine reproach herself with having parted from Eleanor coldly, with having never enough valued her merits or kindness, and never enough commiserated her for what she had been yesterday left to…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …which this thought led could only be dispersed by a dependence on the effect of that particular partiality, which, as she was given to understand by his words as well as his actions, she had from the first been so fortunate as to excite in the general; and by a recollection of some most generous and disinterested sentiments on the subject of money, which she had more than once heard him utter, and which tempted her to think his disposition in such matters misunderstood by his children.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Catherine, by whom this meeting was wholly unexpected, received her brother with the liveliest pleasure; and he, being of a very amiable disposition, and sincerely attached to her, gave every proof on his side of equal satisfaction, which he could have leisure to do, while the bright eyes of Miss Thorpe were incessantly challenging his notice; and to her his devoirs were speedily paid, with a mixture of joy and embarrassment which might have informed Catherine, had she been more expert…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …dangers of a six weeks' residence in Bath, it may be stated, for the reader's more certain information, lest the following pages should otherwise fail of giving any idea of what her character is meant to be, that her heart was affectionate; her disposition cheerful and open, without conceit or affectation of any kind—her manners just removed from the awkwardness and shyness of a girl; her person pleasing, and, when in good looks, pretty—and her mind about as ignorant and uninformed as…  (not reviewed by editor)

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