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dispose -- as in: disposed the troops along...
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as in: disposed the troops along... Define
to arrange, position, or use things
  • Troops were disposed strategically along the northern border.
  • You have a tight deadline, but the entire company is at your disposal.
  • I am at your disposal, Lord Veturius.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Collectively, the Party owns everything in Oceania, because it controls everything, and disposes of the products as it thinks fit.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • And then, to follow your Lordship’s wishes I shall hold myself at your disposal to render an account to you, when and where you will."
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He had a bachelor flat at number 83 Pulawska Street at his disposal, but was not living there himself, and he had agreed to let me occupy it.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • There were books and music and a TV at my disposal, which meant I never once had the opportunity to be bored.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I am at her disposal.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I spend the short ride back to 13 curled up in a seat, trying to ignore Plutarch going on about one of his favorite subjects—weapons mankind no longer has at its disposal.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • She has been allowed to dispose of her time in the most idle and frivolous manner, and to adopt any opinions that came in her way.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice

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  • The fountains, gardens, walks, avenues, and groves, were all disposed with exact judgment and taste...
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • The party was divided and disposed of on two contiguous benches:
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • So they went and knocked at the study door, and the Professor said "Come in," and got up and found chairs for them and said he was quite at their disposal.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Having had some time at my disposal when in London, I had visited the British Museum,
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I think about men and their facial hair, and the opportunities for disguise and concealment they have always at their disposal.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • We have about twenty minutes at our disposal.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Whichever power controls equatorial Africa, or the countries of the Middle East, or Southern India, or the Indonesian Archipelago, disposes also of the bodies of scores or hundreds of millions of ill-paid and hard-working coolies.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Forget the obvious fact that if I’d had a working hovercraft at my disposal, I’d have been using it to make an escape.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Finally, however, we reached our journey’s end — number 10 Noakowski Street — where I was to hide on the fifth floor in an artist’s studio which was at the disposal of Piotr Perkowski, one of the leaders of the musicians conspiring against the Germans at this time.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • As to the disposal of forces, it was suggested by the Professor that, after our visit to Carfax, we should all enter the house in Piccadilly.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • And yet in one day, when we know of the disposal of him we drive him out.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • A half crown tip put the deputy’s knowledge at my disposal, and I learned that Mr. Bloxam, who had slept off the remains of his beer on the previous night at Corcoran’s, had left for his work at Poplar at five o’clock that morning.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
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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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