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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • The most serious point in the case is the disposition of the child.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was a singular man, fierce and quick-tempered, very foul-mouthed when he was angry, and of a most retiring disposition.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have thought sometimes that it was the disposition of her child which weighed upon her mind, for I have never met so utterly spoiled and so ill-natured a little creature.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In the last century, however, four successive heirs were of a dissolute and wasteful disposition, and the family ruin was eventually completed by a gambler in the days of the Regency.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This child’s disposition is abnormally cruel, merely for cruelty’s sake, and whether he derives this from his smiling father, as I should suspect, or from his mother, it bodes evil for the poor girl who is in their power.”  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The daughter was of a good, amiable disposition, but affectionate and warm-hearted in her ways, so that it was evident that with her fair personal advantages, and her little income, she would not be allowed to remain single long.  (not reviewed by editor)

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