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disposition
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  • Her opportunities for doing so were not numerous, but they occurred often enough to test her disposition.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mrs. Penniman was a tall, thin, fair, rather faded woman, with a perfectly amiable disposition, a high standard of gentility, a taste for light literature, and a certain foolish indirectness and obliquity of character.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was characteristic of Mrs. Penniman that she related this fact, not in the least out of malignity to Catherine, whom she very sufficiently pitied, but simply from a natural disposition to embellish any subject that she touched.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The first of these dated from ten years back, and consisted of a series of dispositions by which he left the great mass of property to his daughter, with becoming legacies to his two sisters.  (not reviewed by editor)

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