disposition

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  • Info A disposition is a habit, a preparation, a state of readiness, or a tendency to act in a specified way.
  • There was no political disposition - not with me nor any of my friends.
  • You will therefore know something about their dispositions, their appearance, and their actions. Cited from Public Speaking, by Clarence Stratton
  • Effect is also not given to those dispositions which are against public policy.
  • I, myself, never made a single decision regarding the disposition of public affairs.
  • Knowledge of the enemy's dispositions can only be obtained from other men. Cited from The Art of War, by Sun Tzu [Tr. by Lionel Giles]
  • And therefore it is necessary to suppose some active principle above these material dispositions. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part I (Prima Pars), by Thomas Aquinas
  • Those who want the dispositions to give, easily find reasons why they ought not to give. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 2 (of 4), ed. by T. J. Randolph
  • Bruce's disposition for football has been continued by several of his sons.
  • The King also ordered the following dispositions to be taken by the army.
  • The disposition of this case has not been made public.
  • Great is the change in the dispositions of this country in the short time since you left it. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 6, ed. by Lipscomb and Bergh
  • Few words will be necessary, with good dispositions on your part. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 4 (of 4), ed. by T.J. Randolph
  • He was of a retiring disposition and he took little active part in running the country.
  • His career suffered as a result, as did his disposition.
  • Though poor, his proud disposition led him to decline all these offers.
  • For certain dispositions, it is a great help to see a long line of work ahead. Cited from The Psychology of Management, by L. M. Gilbreth
  • This section requires signed writing to evidence the existence of a disposition.
  • His disposition of his subject-matter is always simple.
  • Allow me to say that only dogs brought up together with perfect dispositions can be allowed to run together. Cited from The Boston Terrier and All About It, by Edward A. Axtell
  • His last prime minister was a man said to have energy, good dispositions, but no thinking power. Cited from At Home And Abroad, by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
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Meaning of disposition

  • noun Your usual mood
    he has a happy disposition
  • noun A natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing
    a swelling with a disposition to rupture