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He had evinced not the least sign of any disposition even to criticise.

It has doubly convinced me of the excellency of your mind, and of the honour of your disposition.

At the edge of the camp he paused to take in its disposition.

The disposition to walk swiftly, which before had been a controlling thing, was gone.

Knowing what human nature is, we cannot wonder at this disposition, culpable as it was.

Joseph afterward was an illustrious specimen of this disposition.

I have no disposition to stand between these men and justice.

Her disposition was more fully disclosed as they drew away from the beach.

You shall tell me in what disposition you find yourself to-morrow.'

So it is true, then, my poor little Agostino's disposition has really changed!

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "ordering, management," also "tendency of mind," from Old French disposicion (12c.) "arrangement, order; mood, state of mind," from Latin dispositionem (nominative dispositio) "arrangement, management," noun of action from past participle stem of disponere "to put in order, arrange" (see dispose). References to "temperament" (late 14c. in English) are from astrological use of the word for "position of a planet as a determining influence."

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