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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISPENSABLE

Meditation (I speak only for myself) is the least dispensable of the day's doings.

He believes that what is dispensable by the one, without loss, is dispensable by the other.

Please do not take this as an inference that all vocal teachers are bad or are dispensable.

We are thus once more reminded of the distinction between essential or unavoidable relational concepts and the dispensable type.

It did not seem to me profitable to be killed for the sake of a sentiment which seemed weak and dispensable.

In like fashion every link in the chain is devised to save every possible foot-pound of energy, every dispensable moment of time.

How did we come by this significant knowledge that the immoral system was dispensable?

The baron, my galling and dispensable old Hohenfels, would have arrived and scolded.

In commanding contrast to his first circular, this fairly seems to crowd out every dispensable expression.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "subject to dispensation," from Medieval Latin dispensabilis, from dispensare (see dispense). Meaning "that can be done without" is from 1640s. Related: Dispensability.

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