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dispose
used in War and Peace

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disposed the troops along...
Definition
the arrangement, positioning, or use of things
  • In a minute I shall be at your disposal.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (88% in)
disposal = command

(editor's note:  When something is "at someone's disposal" it is "at their command," or "available for their use." They can use it as they please.)
  • The vicomte was a nice-looking young man with soft features and polished manners, who evidently considered himself a celebrity but out of politeness modestly placed himself at the disposal of the circle in which he found himself.
    Book One — 1805 (7% in)
  • disposal = command

    (editor's note:  When something is "at someone's disposal" it is "at their command," or "available for their use." They can use it as they please.)
  • Only let me report this gentleman's business, and I shall be at your disposal.
    Book Three — 1805 (52% in)
disposal = command

(editor's note:  When something is "at someone's disposal" it is "at their command," or "available for their use." They can use it as they please.)
There are no more uses of "dispose" flagged with this meaning in War and Peace.

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  • Pierre felt particularly well disposed toward them all, but was now instinctively on his guard for fear of binding himself in any way.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (26% in)
  • Though he expected that the story of his escapade would be already known in Moscow and that the ladies about his father—who were never favorably disposed toward him—would have used it to turn the count against him, he nevertheless on the day of his arrival went to his father's part of the house.
    Book One — 1805 (45% in)
  • These different people—businessmen, relations, and acquaintances alike—were all disposed to treat the young heir in the most friendly and flattering manner: they were all evidently firmly convinced of Pierre's noble qualities.
    Book Three — 1805 (1% in)
  • Prince Andrew, who liked to help young men, was flattered by being asked for his assistance and being well disposed toward Boris, who had managed to please him the day before, he wished to do what the young man wanted.
    Book Three — 1805 (44% in)
  • She had known him as a child, and now his friendship with Andrew, his misfortune with his wife, and above all his kindly, simple face disposed her favorably toward him.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (62% in)
  • But either from fatigue or want of sleep he was ill-disposed for work and could get nothing done.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (64% in)
  • "I am at your disposal," she murmured.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (85% in)
  • "Do not think, however," she wrote, "that my father is ill-disposed toward you.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (62% in)
  • Napoleon was in that well-known after-dinner mood which, more than any reasoned cause, makes a man contented with himself and disposed to consider everyone his friend.
    Book Nine — 1812 (28% in)
  • While in Petersburg Prince Andrew met Kutuzov, his former commander who was always well disposed toward him, and Kutuzov suggested that he should accompany him to the army in Moldavia, to which the old general had been appointed commander in chief.
    Book Nine — 1812 (29% in)
  • It was this: the Emperor did not assume the title of commander in chief, but disposed of all the armies; the men around him were his assistants.
    Book Nine — 1812 (37% in)
  • The most vigorous attack came from an old acquaintance, a boston player who had always been well disposed toward him, Stepan Stepanovich Adraksin.
    Book Nine — 1812 (96% in)
  • He sees well enough," said Prince Vasili rapidly, in a deep voice and with a slight cough—the voice and cough with which he was wont to dispose of all difficulties.
    Book Ten — 1812 (20% in)
  • Dispose of me.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (80% in)

There are no more uses of "dispose" in War and Peace.

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