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When the day came for departure the Leopard Woman was indisposed, and could not travel.

Miss Howard, who for two days had been indisposed, was still in her room.

And then the cunning stroke of implying that her sister was not indisposed to listen to me.

La Torre was said to be indisposed on the day appointed for receiving the city.

I was indisposed to move, and my mind was half asleep still.

To-morrow you must be indisposed, and keep your room from fatigue.

It was just that I wanted to tell you of my victory—that is, to tell you that I should be indisposed tomorrow.

Anglique knew her power, and was not indisposed to excess in the exercise of it.

Our bodies, when we were ill or indisposed, were accustomed to her attentions.

"The signora is indisposed," was the only answer he could get.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "unprepared;" early 15c., "not in order," from in- (1) "not" + disposed; or else from Late Latin indispositus "without order, confused." Mid-15c. as "diseased;" modern sense of "not very well" is from 1590s. A verb indispose is attested from 1650s but is perhaps a back-formation of this.

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