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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISMISS

Therefore, I dismiss the fear of untimely separation from my appointed work.

It will not do to dismiss this as unhealthiness or morbidness of mind.

Kingozi was about to dismiss him, but this arrested his intention.

This was a most unpleasant reflection and Martin preferred to dismiss it.

He had too much insight, and too much exact information as well, to dismiss them as rot.

Were we to dismiss our guard, we should stand here at the mercy of our enemies.

And there was a visible triumph in her face when she turned it to dismiss the visitors.

I,' with hysterical cheerfulness, 'I—shall soon be able to dismiss it.

Mr Pinch, I will not dismiss you without a word of explanation.

Upon the whole, I do not now think it is in your power to dismiss him when you please.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin dimissus, past participle of dimittere "send away, send different ways; break up, discharge; renounce, abandon," from dis- "apart, away" (see dis-) + mittere "send, let go" (see mission). Prefix altered by analogy with many dis- verbs. Dismit, in the same sense, is attested from late 14c. Related: Dismissed; dismissing.

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