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All our forces, disposable, are on the march for embarkation.

These sons all were disposable, convertible to some aim or end.

The other corps will be present with all their disposable force.

The extension of the French Empire has weakened the disposable force of France.

He had neither watch in his pocket, nor ring on his finger, nor disposable stud in his shirt.

The disposable houses received all they could contain, and the rest dwelt in tents, sheltered by the great trees of the Lamasery.

Thereby the energy is freed from this unsuitable form also, and once again we are confronted by the problem of disposable energy.

Having employed all her disposable means in the war, Austria now maintains it at a disadvantage, for her own defence.

The broader picture to which these reflections belong includes, of course, the themes of disposable language.

The disposable pen is symptomatic of a civilization that discards not only the pen, but also writing.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "that may be done without;" see dispose + -able. Meaning "designed to be discarded after one use" is from 1943, originally of diapers, soon of everything; replaced throw-away (1928) in this sense. First recorded use of disposable income (preserving the older sense) is from 1948.

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