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disposition -- as in: a kind disposition
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as in: a kind disposition Define
someone's normal mood or personality
  • She has a cheerful disposition.
  • We’ll see if her cheerful disposition continues when she’s tired and under stress.
  • Hardly like Atticus: if you asked him how he was feeling he would tell you, but he never complained; his disposition remained the same, so in order to find out how he was feeling, you had to ask him.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Everybody was sorry she died... But I reckoned that with her disposition she was having a better time in the graveyard.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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  • I took it for granted that he kept his temper— he had a naturally tranquil disposition and a slow fuse.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He is gone without my knowledge or my consent, I know not whither, because of his violence and the rash and disobedient disposition of youth.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • I was ignorant of his temper and disposition; he was equally so of mine.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • But Lotte had an amiable, generous disposition that refuted the look of menace.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This tortoise-shell lady, usually of a retiring disposition, came today to rub herself against the brown stockings of Bobbie with arched back, waving tail, and reverberating purrs.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice

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  • My pets, of course, were made to feel the change in my disposition.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • whereupon I rose up, with as melancholy a disposition as ever I had in my life.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • He had the meanest disposition of any boy I had ever known.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • I now perceive it was not altogether your brother’s evil disposition made him seek his death;
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • My father’s rough and envious disposition
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • In everything but disposition they were admirably taught.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • New instructors, elderly townsmen of unreliable sobriety and disposition, are brought in.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Here, one would suppose, might have been sorrow enough to imbue the sunniest disposition through and through with a sable tinge.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • We were one; and as much so by our tempers and dispositions, as by the mutual hardships to which we were necessarily subjected by our condition as slaves.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
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To see samples using other meanings of disposition, click a word sense below:
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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