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dispose
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Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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as in: dispose of the matter Define
to settle something so it no longer requires attention
  • The Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures required a witness to the execution of a mad hippogriff.

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  • I expect them to dispose of the matter this afternoon.
  • The issue will be disposed by the judge.

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  • I bet he’ll get off "Yeh don’ know them gargoyles at the Committee fer the Disposal o’ Dangerous Creatures!" choked Hagrid, wiping his eyes on his sleeve.
  • We have decided to uphold the official complaint of Mr. Lucius Malfoy, and this matter will therefore be taken to the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures.

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  • Them Disposal devils, they’re all in Lucius Malfoy’s pocket!
  • Just trying to imagine what he’s saying to the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures.
  • Though Harry had by no means forgotten about Black, he couldn’t brood constantly on revenge if he wanted to help Hagrid win his case against the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures.
  • Buckbeaks case against the Committee fer the Disposal o’ Dangerous Creatures," said Hagrid.
  • Harry gathered that they were representatives of the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures, because tie very old wizard squinted toward Hagrid’s cabin and said in a feeble voice, "Dear, dear, I’m getting too old for this….
  • It is the decision of the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures that the hippogriff Buckbeak, hereafter called the condemned, shall he executed on the sixth of June at sundown —" Careful not to blink, Harry stared up into Buckbeak’s fierce orange eyes once more and bowed.

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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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