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as in: dispose of the waste Define
to throw away
  • How will they dispose of the waste?
  • I put it in the garbage disposal.

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  • Cousin Joshua was frustrated by the authorities when he fired upon the president of the University, who in his opinion was little more than a sewage disposal expert.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages, to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and in the side wall, within easy reach of Winston’s arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating. This last was for the disposal of waste paper.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Unaware of public scrutiny from above, Judge Taylor disposed of the severed end [of his cigar] by propelling it expertly to his lips and saying, "Fhluck!" He hit the spittoon so squarely...
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Meanwhile at Anvard everyone was very glad that he had been disposed of before the real fun began, which was a grand feast held that evening on the lawn before the castle, with dozens of lanterns to help the moonlight.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • The disposal of sewage and waste
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • My job was to pick the piles up and dispose of them.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • If it were possible, the car looked worse than before—like a toy that someone had wedged down the sink and run through the garbage disposal.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Although several smallish temporary bunkers for extermination were thrown up in 1942, there was a crisis that arose in terms of facilities for killing and disposal which could only be remedied by the completion of the immense new crematoriums at Birkenau.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • The implications that I could so readily dispose of Peeta, that I’m in love with Gale, that the whole thing has been an act.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He said it as indifferently as if he were speaking of having disposed of a used piece of clothing.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But this mass murder was, for its moment in the evolution of Auschwitz-Birkenau, huge, one of the largest yet staged, complicated by logistical problems and considerations of space and disposal not until then encountered at such a complex level.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Stuffed into a closet in her private dressing room—a sanctum never penetrated by Blackstock—were over seventy empty quart bottles of Southern Comfort, which the poor woman apparently dreaded to risk disposing of, although she plainly had no trouble acquiring the powerful sweet elixir and stowing it away by the case.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I’ve been told that they were among the thousands who were taken from their parents but not considered racially suitable and so consigned for disposal—meaning extermination—at Maidanek or Auschwitz.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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as in: dispose of the matter Define
to settle something so it no longer requires attention
  • I expect them to dispose of the matter this afternoon.
  • The issue will be disposed by the judge.

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  • Three messages had slid out of the pneumatic tube while Winston was working, but they were simple matters, and he had disposed of them before the Two Minutes Hate interrupted him.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The plot is cute and complex, having largely to do with an alleged conspiracy on the part of Brandon Strathaway—Willard’s tycoon father—to dispose of old Ezra, whose hideously mutilated corpse is indeed found one morning in the entrails of a mechanical cranberry picker.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I carry things up the stairs and stow them in the garage. In there they seem disposed of.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Surely a drugged Mockingjay will be easier to dispose of in front of a crowd.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Having disposed of these evil-minded persons for the night,
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Marianne’s pianoforte was unpacked and properly disposed of;
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • he is unable to take a fact out of its merely political relations, and behold it as it lies absolutely to be disposed of by the intellect
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • The forest disposes of its own victims.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem

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  • The Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures required a witness to the execution of a mad hippogriff.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • they intend to dispose of him
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • He had no difficulty in disposing of the fallacy, and he was in no danger of succumbing to it.
    George Orwell  --  1984
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as in: dispose of the assets Define
to sell or transfer to another
  • Will you dispose of your California real estate now that you have moved?
  • Her will split everything between the children, but left no instructions regarding disposal of her home and art.

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  • ...he had an undoubted right to dispose of his own property as he chose,
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • There was only a small part of his estate that Sir Walter could dispose of;
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • Cut off thus unexpectedly, he left no will as to the disposal of his property.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
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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.

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  • 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
  • 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: Is she disposed to help? Define
inclined (with a tendency to; or in the mood to)
  • I am not disposed to help someone who has been so rude.
  • In that country, you are unlikely to find an official who is disposed to help you unless you offer a bribe.

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  • ...and besides, it was Flatbush, a place as disposed to the extremes of propriety and to neighborly snooping as the most arrested small town in the American heartland.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Nevertheless, in consideration of your youth and the ill nurture, devoid of all gentleness and courtesy, which you have doubtless had in the land of slaves and tyrants, we are disposed to set you free, unharmed, on these conditions: first, that...
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • The few days we lived here went by pleasantly enough, in peace. People were better disposed toward one another. There were no longer any questions of wealth, of social distinction, and importance, only people all condemned to the same fate — still unknown.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • He paused in hopes of an answer; but his companion was not disposed to make any; and Elizabeth at that instant moving towards them, he was struck with the action of doing a very gallant thing, and called out to her: "My dear Miss Eliza, why are you not dancing?
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • He too, at first, seemed disposed to refuse; but, after some reflection, he granted me the privilege,
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • ...she was disposed to be too communicative,
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • ...she is more disposed to reward than to punish.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • ...experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence

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  • O masters, if I were disposed to stir
    Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage,
    I should do Brutus wrong and Cassius wrong,
    Who, you all know, are honourable men:
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Lucy was disposed to be jealous of her...
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • ...seemed thoughtful and not disposed to talk,
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • I find myself disposed to ... discover a pretext for conformity.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • Were Sophie ever disposed to laughter, this running byplay between Bronek and the elephantine governess, who plainly enjoyed his attentions, would have come as close as anything to providing her with comic relief.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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  • Hence we are not disposed to assign to comedy the high rank of tragedy.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "Didn’t I just say we will dispose of them?"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire

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  • So, swallowing my nervousness, I wandered over and proceeded to use every ounce of charm I had at my disposal.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • We filled our pockets with unripe oranges that were sour and unbearable to eat but the only source of food at our disposal, and we were on our way.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • You gave me no pleasure, so you were disposed of.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • Wandering slowly, he took in the plank walls, the open beamed ceiling, the steel barrel in the corner where Tuck disposed of excess oil.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • We took pictures, then waved the EOD guys—"explosive ordinance disposal," or bomb disposal experts—in to make sure they were inert.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Gradually the talkative groups settled into a contented silence, but no one seemed disposed to go to sleep.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Ray Kroc could only dream, during McDonald’s tough early years, of having such marketing tools at his disposal.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • They were "material," no different from firewood, although somewhat more difficult to dispose of.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City

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  • He works at the nutrition disposal center.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • The queen was not disposed to wait on Varys.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • What use are wealthy friends if they will not put their wealth at your disposal, my queen?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • He would not have been the first father to dispose of an unwanted girl child, the Shavepate claimed.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • As soon as the rovers were unstowed and activated, Commander Lewis had the joy of disposing of the RTG.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • And I have access to the answers of a thousand questions at my disposal.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • That’s a lot of disposing.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Dad’s body was gone—maybe the others had pulled disposal duty.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • It’s just that Silencers don’t dispose of bodies the way we do.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • "And to dispose of the ones who weren’t," I finished.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • His daughters-in-law had disposed of Estelle’s things.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • If I were to bet, though, I’d wager that he’s inspecting the Eye Eater’s mangled corpse, or disposing of Sven’s body.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • She’s just opened a box that, to her delight, looks easy to dispose of—dozens of dusty store ledgers from the 1940s and ’50s.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • If we dispose of Washington, Parliament will do whatever we ask.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • "Jamie can mend his own shirt, then, if you’re not disposed to help."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • All was royal; To the disposing of it nought rebell’d, Order gave each thing view; the office did Distinctly his full function.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • Dispose of her To some more fitter place; and that with speed.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Ay, he does well enough if he be disposed, and so do I too; he does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • To your own bents dispose you: you’ll be found, Be you beneath the sky.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • Besides, what could you give her, without having thousands at your disposal?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • It made known that the eldest, Alexandra, would very likely be disposed to listen to a proposal.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • But fortune disposed otherwise of me.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Before he quitted Redriff, he left the custody of the following papers in my hands, with the liberty to dispose of them as I should think fit.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • I was present myself, and I remember to have felt quite uncomfortable and confused, at a part of myself being disposed of in that way.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Eyeing Mr. Bounderby from head to foot again, he turned from him, as from a man finally disposed of, to Mr. Gradgrind.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • I was about to dispose of it when Octavius interrupted me.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • "I hope she will prove a well-disposed girl," continued Mrs. Norris, "and be sensible of her uncommon good fortune in having such friends."
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • It was disposed of to a bookseller, it was even advertised, and why the business proceeded no farther, the author has never been able to learn.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • ’Yes, I am, Bill,’ replied the young lady, disposing of its contents; ’and tired enough of it I am, too.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Then, he hastily proceeded to dispose the watches and jewellery beneath his clothing.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • LIZA [who has disposed of the chocolate after being nearly choked by it] I wouldn’t have ate it, only I’m too ladylike to take it out of my mouth.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • "And also," said Holmes, "that someone is not ill-disposed towards you, since they warn you of danger."
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • My first business will be to dispose of this diamond.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I should be very sorry to admit that a robust and well-disposed young man need ever despair.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • There you will hold yourself at the disposal of my client.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • In fact I may say that Matthew is disposed to keep her.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Thy word is law; thou canst dispose of us The living, as thou will’st, as of the dead.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • How does he dispose of the goods he seizes?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He could deal with a practical danger, he could dispose of it quite simply.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • It is not miracles that dispose realists to belief.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
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