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Word: dismiss

Definition: eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal


Sentences Containing 'dismiss'

"Judge Declines to Dismiss Case Alleging Racial Profiling by City Police in Street Stops."
'In the name of the great judge,' said I, 'before whom you and all of us must stand at His dread time, dismiss that terrible idea!
2001 December: The company petitioned the FCC to reconsider its 1997 decision to dismiss the company's SDARS application.
And so, senora, or senor, or whatever you prefer to be, dismiss the fears that our appearance has caused you and make us acquainted with your good or evil fortunes, for from all of us together, or from each one of us, you will receive sympathy in your trouble."
As if the praetor should fairly dismiss him from the stage, whom he had taken in to act a while.
At the request of the Parliament and a hostile University Senate, the Governor of New South Wales empowered the Senate to dismiss the Chancellor of Sydney University in 2001.
Aware that he could not dismiss Erskine because of the man's political influence, Wellington tried to place Erskine in positions where he could do little damage.
Benazir Bhutto was succeeded in 1997 by Nawaz Sharif, who would dismiss army chief Gen.
Cheke wrote: Many of these so-called inkhorn terms, such as "dismiss", "celebrate", "encyclopedia", "commit", "capacity" and "ingenious", stayed in the language and are commonly used.
Dakota County v. Glidden, , was a motion to dismiss a suit issued in aid of a railroad.
Dame Leonie retired moments before a controversial Senate meeting was to take place to dismiss her.
Diodotus Tryphon went with an army to Judea and invited Jonathan to Scythopolis for a friendly conference, and persuaded him to dismiss his army of 40,000 men, promising to give him Ptolemais and other fortresses.
EFF's speculation proved accurate when the government indicated, in an April 28 statement of interest in the case, that it intended to invoke the state secrets privilege in a bid to dismiss the action.
For the sake of an inferior pageantry of the same kind, his nobles dismiss their retainers, make their tenants independent, and become gradually themselves as insignificant as the greater part of the wealthy burghers in his dominions.
He was in a weak position and relied on a coalition with other parties that could easily unravel and force King Victor Emmanuel III to dismiss him.
However, despite the quality of the orchestra's performances, numerous artistic matters such as the prerogative of the music director to dismiss musicians, select soloists and determine repertoire were persistent grounds of contention.
However, he was no simple bowler, but thought hard how to dismiss and deceive batsman.
Hutton was unbeaten on 160 although Australia missed a chance to dismiss him, stumped, when he had scored 40.
I would entreat them not to dismiss your request, without a reference to Dora; and to discuss it with her when they should think the time suitable.
If you have any lingering thought that I could envy the happiness you will confer; that I could not resign you to a dearer protector, of your own choosing; that I could not, from my removed place, be a contented witness of your joy; dismiss it, for I don't deserve it!
In addition, OCS' classes dismiss early on Fridays.
In desperation, the player, a novice Enchanter with only a few weak spells in his spell book, is sent in hopes that Krill will either fail to detect him or dismiss him as harmless.
In his decision not to dismiss the case Judge Walker certified the case for immediate appeal, and the government and AT both appealed to the Ninth Circuit.
In his final Ranji fixture for the season, he took 7/35 in the first innings to help dismiss Andhra Pradesh for 77, setting up an innings win.
In July 2006, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California—in which the suit was filed—rejected a federal government motion to dismiss the case.
In school studies be always unflinchingly honest to the impression the model gives you, but dismiss the camera idea of truth from your mind.
In September 2008, Attorney General Michael Mukasey filed a certification pursuant to Section 802 of the FISAAA and the government moved to dismiss the Hepting litigation.
It is a reflection I am unable to dismiss, and it sometimes makes me very uneasy.
It was, to conceal what had occurred, from those who were going away; and to dismiss them on their voyage in happy ignorance.
Mr. Spenlow replied that he would particularly advise me to dismiss that idea from my mind, as not being worthy of my gentlemanly character; but that he would be glad to hear from me of what improvement I thought the Commons susceptible?
Natalie is appalled, since Adrian normally solves cases based on things which other detectives dismiss.
O Agnes, O my soul, so may thy face be by me when I close my life indeed; so may I, when realities are melting from me, like the shadows which I now dismiss, still find thee near me, pointing upward!
On the 13 November 2012 the Green's Animal Welfare Spokesperson (Cassy O'Connor) called on the Deputy Premier to step in and dismiss the current board of 3.
Shall we then assert, that we are conscious of a power or energy in our own minds, when, by an act or command of our will, we raise up a new idea, fix the mind to the contemplation of it, turn it on all sides, and at last dismiss it for some other idea, when we think that we have surveyed it with sufficient accuracy?
Some researchers separate seven castes, while others dismiss the idea of caste altogether.
Sometimes I have been quite uneasy for that sort of people; but now I shall just dismiss the idea of them, altogether.
Soon, the term "middlebrow" was introduced to qualify this phenomenon and to dismiss it as a threat to the authenticity of both high and popular culture.
The charge of 'throwing' against a bowler is one of the most serious and controversial that can be made in cricket, as a bowler with an illegal action cannot dismiss a batsman.
The Hepting plaintiffs opposed the motion to dismiss, asserting that the FISA Amendments Act's retroactive immunity provision was unconstitutional. Judge Walker heard oral arguments on December 2, 2008, and took the matter under submission.
The Justice Department filed its motion to dismiss on May 15, 2006.
The motion to dismiss, which invoked the State Secrets Privilege, had argued that any court review of the alleged partnership between the federal government and AT would harm national security.
The ones witnessed to will thereafter be wary of all creation evidences and even more inclined to dismiss Christians as nut cases not worth listening to."
The retailer is able to dismiss concerns whenever the pound becomes weak, as this means shipping and freight costs also reduce, which counteract the impact of a weaker pound.
The same cause gradually led them to dismiss the unnecessary part of their tenants.
The SJC, which is accountable only to the President of Yemen, can directly appoint or dismiss judges without any judicial oversight.
The voting lasted for a long time, and the result was to dismiss the Viceroy by a large majority: 155 votes to 69.
These facts were brought before this Court by affidavits and transcripts from the county records, accompanied by a motion to dismiss the writ of error.
They had a close relationship but it went sour, and Berkley purported to dismiss them.
Why the jailer does not leave open his prison doors why the judge does not dismis his case why the preacher does not dismiss his congregation!
Yushchenko's decision to dismiss Tymoshenko as the Prime Minister of Ukraine motivated Korolyuk to travel to Kiev with the hope of reconciling the Orange Revolution's leaders.

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