Definitions of disposed

  1. ( usually followed by ` to') naturally disposed toward; " he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; " I am not minded to answer any questions"
  2. having made preparations; " prepared to take risks"
  3. of Dispose
  4. Inclined; minded.
  5. Inclined to mirth; jolly.
  6. Inclined.

Quotes of disposed

  1. Liars are always most disposed to swear. – Vittorio Alfieri
  2. Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of. – Jane Austen
  3. We are rather in the position that used to exist at the BBC, where you feel that you can pick up the phone to people who are experts in their field and they will be very favourably disposed to you and share their knowledge. – Rory Bremner
  4. In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of. – Angela Carter
  5. I am not disposed to complain that I have planted and others have gathered the fruits. – Charles Goodyear
  6. Britain will be honoured by historians more for the way she disposed of an empire than for the way in which she acquired it. – Lord Harlech
  7. I am less disposed to think of a West Point education as requisite for this business than I was at first. Good sense and energy are the qualities required. – Rutherford B. Hayes
  8. I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion. – Patrick Henry
  9. We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides. – Saint Ignatius
  10. Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. – Thomas Jefferson
  11. Are ideals confined to this deformed experiment upon a noble purpose, tainted, as it is, with bargains and tied to a peace treaty which might have been disposed of long ago to the great benefit of the world if it had not been compelled to carry this rider on its back? – Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
  12. Having achieved such signal successes in the east, Russia and Roumania being both disposed of, the German leaders planned a campaign designed to crush Italy. – Kelly Miller
  13. The well -known fact that the form of a specific substance, e. g. water, and hence its properties can alter without a change in composition was disposed of by the formal view that a physical, not a chemical, process was involved. – Wilhelm Ostwald
  14. By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire, are procured by labour; and they may be multiplied, not in one country alone, but in many, almost without any assignable limit, if we are disposed to bestow the labour necessary to obtain them. – David Ricardo

Usage examples for disposed

  1. But he didn't seem disposed to state any of them; so, after waiting a little, Ray asked,- " Wouldn't you get on faster with your books if you had a teacher?" – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  2. He received her kindly; but she was not disposed to be frank with him. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  3. Annie could not believe at first that he was serious, and then she was disposed to laugh. – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  4. They exhausted her, and disposed her for sleep. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  5. He felt disposed to spend it merely in reading and smoking. – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  6. Now why, if West Point was disposed of, could he not take the next best- or in her opinion the very best- thing that offered? – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  7. In fact, Rollo himself appeared somewhat disposed to hesitate. – Rollo in Paris by Jacob Abbott
  8. His wife and six children he has so disposed of, as to be almost entirely independent of him of any support. – Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity by Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
  9. " He was disposed to be friendly," said Ellerey, carelessly taking up Sir Charles Martin's letter from the table and putting it in his pocket. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  10. I had Macartney all right; but I had next door to nothing else, unless I could find a safe place to jail him while I disposed of his men. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  11. If you could do these, you would get thirty francs for them, I daresay; I will see that they are disposed of. – My Little Lady by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  12. But the duke's men were not disposed to leave matters at that. – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  13. Dr. Cambray advised that he should remain quietly where he was, and wait till Miss Annaly should be disposed to see him. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  14. Maybe you can sarve my purpose, as well, or better'n him- if thee be that way disposed – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. Left to themselves, none of the men were disposed to talk except Husky. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  16. Why shut ourselves up in a trap where the Britishers may lay hands on us whenever they may be so disposed – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  17. But the bear did not appear disposed to follow the dog, acting directly after as if it had some object in view, for it turned again, placed its nose close to the ground, and came on toward the little open camp. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  18. It's certainly not the way I've been talking to you; but we've run away from school, and I'm disposed to make the most of it. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  19. But Christy was not much concerned about the situation, and he was not much disposed to give any attention to the boat. – Within The Enemy's Lines SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  20. " Then we will let them do so," added Deck, who was not disposed to fight after the battle had been won. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic

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