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disposition
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
a kind disposition
Definition
someone's normal mood, personality, or typical way of behaving
  • Even had there been a disposition to turn the matter into ridicule, it must have been repressed and overpowered by the solemn presence of men no less dignified than the governor, and several of his counsellors, a judge, a general, and the ministers of the town...
    Chapter 2 — The Market Place (74% in)
disposition = inclination or desire
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Here, one would suppose, might have been sorrow enough to imbue the sunniest disposition through and through with a sable tinge.
    Introductory (35% in)
  • disposition = normal mood and personality
  • They were now illuminated by the morning radiance of a young child's disposition, but, later in the day of earthly existence, might be prolific of the storm and whirlwind.
    Chapter 6 — Pearl (24% in)
  • disposition = normal mood and personality
  • Pearl, in utter scorn of her mother's attempt to quiet her, gave an eldritch scream, and then became silent, not from any notion of obedience, but because the quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition was excited by the appearance of those new personages.
    Chapter 7 — The Governor's Hall (**% in)
  • disposition = personality
  • And this, moreover, was a mother's estimate of the child's disposition.
    Chapter 15 — Hester and Pearl (69% in)
disposition = normal mood and personality
There are no more uses of "disposition" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

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2  —1 use as in:
disposition of the assets
Definition
the giving, selling, or transferring of something to another
  • As a final disposition I contemplate depositing them with the Essex Historical Society.
    Introductory (66% in)
disposition = transfer of possession
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