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dispose
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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disposed the troops along...
Definition
the arrangement, positioning, or use of things
  • A gang of men quick with guns and unfettered by conscience were at his disposal.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (6% 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 The Poisonwood Bible.

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  • And truthfully, if any of us was disposed to use curse words, it would be Adah, who could not care less about sin and salvation.
    Book 1 — Genesis (79% in)
  • There was little choice, as Her Highness Rachel is above manual labor, and Ruth May beneath it so to speak, so Leah and I were considered by our mother, by default, disposed for her errands.
    Book 2 — Revelation (50% in)

There are no more uses of "dispose" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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