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dispose
used in Atlas Shrugged

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disposed the troops along...
Definition
the arrangement, positioning, or use of things
  • "My dear, I'm at your disposal, I'd do anything to help you," he answered, the rules of their language requiring that any open statement be answered by a blatant lie.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (70% 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.)
  • That was what I would not place at the disposal of men whose sole qualification to rule me was their capacity to spout the fraudulent generalities that got them elected to the privilege of enforcing their wishes at the point of a gun.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (85% 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.)
  • They recognize that every living species has a way of survival demanded by its nature, they do not claim that a fish can live out of water or that a dog can live without its sense of smell-but man, they claim, the most complex of beings, man can survive in any way whatever, man has no identity, no nature, and there's no practical reason why he cannot live with his means of survival destroyed, with his mind throttled and placed at the disposal of any orders they might care to issue.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (20% 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 Atlas Shrugged.

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  • They were now disposed of: one was dead, three were left in the brush, bound and gagged.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (7% in)
  • She felt the excitement of solving problems, the insolent delight of taking up a challenge and disposing of it without effort, the eagerness to meet another, harder test.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (34% in)
  • How does he dispose of the goods he seizes?
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (73% in)
  • You may dispose of me as you please-I'm not afraid to admit it-L have nothing to protect from you and nothing to reserve.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (8% in)
  • Dr. Ferris looked astonished and blank for a moment, then said brightly, as if remembering an unimportant subject which could be disposed of without effort, "Oh, that?
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (26% in)
  • You're not going to dispose of it or appoint a successor?
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (61% in)
  • Your law holds that my life, my work and my property may be disposed of without my consent.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (46% in)
  • Very well, you may now dispose of me without my participation in the matter.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (46% in)
  • They had been buying machinery from doubtful owners in sales of dubious legality, since nobody could tell who had the right to dispose of the great, dead properties, and nobody would come to challenge the transactions.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (62% in)
  • He became a justification for every mediocrity who, unable to make his own living, has demanded the power to dispose of the property of his betters, by proclaiming his willingness to devote his life to his inferiors at the price of robbing his superiors.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (26% in)
  • They will dispose of our energy, because they have none to offer, and of our product, because they can't produce.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (76% in)
  • They haven't lifted their regulations off my output, they're still controlling my sales and disposing of my Metal as they please.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (26% in)
  • But the ten years of his marriage had been real, he thought-and these were the men who assumed the power to dispose of it, to decide whether he would have a chance of contentment on earth or be condemned to torture for the rest of his lifetime.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (44% in)
  • Wesley Mouch seemed afraid to address him; Mouch's face assumed an expression of petulant stubbornness, like a signal of command pushing the others forward; whatever their qualifications to dispose of the fate of the steel industry, they had been brought here to act as Mouch's conversational bodyguards.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (42% in)
  • If he had accepted the Equalization of Opportunity Bill, if he had accepted Directive 10-289, if he had accepted the law that those who could not equal his ability had the right to dispose of it, that those who had not earned were to profit, but he who had was to lose, that those who could not think were to command, but he who could was to obey them-then were they illogical in believing that they existed in an irrational universe?
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (64% in)
  • Only a brute, a fool or an evader can agree to exist on such terms or agree to give his fellow men a blank check on his life and his mind, to accept the belief that others have the right to dispose of his person at their whim, that the will of the majority is omnipotent, that the physical force of muscles and numbers is a substitute for justice, reality and truth.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (90% in)

There are no more uses of "dispose" in Atlas Shrugged.

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