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dispose
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
dispose of the matter
Definition
to settle something so it no longer requires attention
  • With one syllable Matthew disposed of the sacrifice, only a little less sharp than Grandfather's loss, of the little African slave who had been her shadow for twelve years.
    p. 37.7
disposed = put an end to discussion
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2  —1 use as in:
Is she disposed to help?
Definition
inclined (with a tendency to; or in the mood to)
  • In the hallway William did not seem disposed to hurry.
    p. 228.5
disposed = inclined (having a state of mind that favors doing something)
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