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Word: dispense

Definition: distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule


Sentences Containing 'dispense'

It was impossible for Monseigneur to dispense with one of these attendants on the chocolate and hold his high place under the admiring Heavens.
``Citizen, I desire nothing more than to get to Paris, though I could dispense with the escort.''
Her younger sisters soon began to make interest with her for objects of happiness which she might in future be able to dispense.
In all ordinary telegraph lines, advantage is taken of this fact to utilize the earth as a conductor and to dispense with one wire.
The primitive force we are in danger of losing depends much on line, and no work that aims at a sublime impression can dispense with the basis of a carefully wrought and simple line scheme.
But it will be some years before the beginner has got his eye trained to such accuracy of observation that he can dispense with it.
``Listen,''said Morcerf``if Mademoiselle Danglars were disposed to take pity on my supposed martyrdom on her account, and would dispense with all matrimonial formalities between our two families, I am ready to agree to the arrangement.
``And you would be to blame for not assisting him, if the young man really needed your help in that quarter, but, happily for me, he can dispense with it.''
``M. de Villefort,''replied the doctor, with increased vehemence,``there are occasions when I dispense with all foolish human circumspection.
A very ridiculous thing it is, that any man should dispense with vice and wickedness in himself, which is in his power to restrain; and should go about to suppress it in others, which is altogether impossible.
This treasure, as in duty bound, I laid at the feet of Steerforth, and begged him to dispense.

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