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  • As for my disposition, that is, perhaps, somewhat too hasty; but I have striven to repress it.
  • But Fernand was mistaken; a man of his disposition never kills himself, for he constantly hopes.

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  • And yet their natural disposition revealed itself.
  • His disposition (always inclined to exact concessions rather than to make them) kept him aloof from all friendships.
  • He felt that, influenced by her ambitions and coquettish disposition, Teresa might escape him.
  • The proverb was but too correct as regarded Benedetto, and even in his infancy he manifested the worst disposition.
  • "Listen," said the doctor; "I know the full importance of the statement I have just made, and the disposition of the man to whom I have made it."
  • "I live there during my leave of absence," continued Maximilian; "and I shall be, together with my brother-in-law Emmanuel, at the disposition of the Count, whenever he thinks fit to honor us."
  • Besides, he gives evidence of great kindness of disposition, much keenness of wit, and as to suitability, M. Danglars assures me that his fortune is majestic—that is his word.
  • This address, delivered in the presence of Ali, who, not understanding one word of the language in which it was spoken, stood wholly unmoved, produced an effect on M. Baptistin only to be conceived by such as have occasion to study the character and disposition of French domestics.

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  • Certainly, I might have lived happily amongst those good people, who adored me, but my perverse disposition prevailed over the virtues which my adopted mother endeavored to instil into my heart.
  • At the same instant his ear caught a sort of indistinct sound on the stairs, followed by the measured tread of soldiery, with the clanking of swords and military accoutrements; then came a hum and buzz as of many voices, so as to deaden even the noisy mirth of the bridal party, among whom a vague feeling of curiosity and apprehension quelled every disposition to talk, and almost instantaneously the most deathlike stillness prevailed.
  • The priest gazed on the person addressing him with a long and searching gaze—there even seemed a disposition on his part to court a similar scrutiny on the part of the inn-keeper; then, observing in the countenance of the latter no other expression than extreme surprise at his own want of attention to an inquiry so courteously worded, he deemed it as well to terminate this dumb show, and therefore said, speaking with a strong Italian accent, "You are, I presume, M. Caderousse?"
  • She then added,—"This young madcap is, however, very nearly right, and merely re-echoes what he has heard me say with pain a hundred times; for Mademoiselle de Villefort is, in spite of all we can do to rouse her, of a melancholy disposition and taciturn habit, which frequently injure the effect of her beauty.

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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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