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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'

In school studies be always unflinchingly honest to the impression the model gives you, but dismiss the camera idea of truth from your mind.
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!
The same cause gradually led them to dismiss the unnecessary part of their tenants.
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.
As if the praetor should fairly dismiss him from the stage, whom he had taken in to act a while.
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."
This sign led us to believe that some Christian woman was a captive in the house, and that it was she who had been so good to us; but the whiteness of the hand and the bracelets we had perceived made us dismiss that idea, though we thought it might be one of the Christian renegades whom their masters very often take as lawful wives, and gladly, for they prefer them to the women of their own nation.
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?
Sometimes I have been quite uneasy for that sort of people; but now I shall just dismiss the idea of them, altogether.
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?
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.
'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!
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.
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!
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!

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