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2. To put out of any state, condition, Soldiers, disperse yourselves. Sbakspeare. office, trust, or dignity. If the night
To displace any who are in, upon displeasure, Have gather'd aught of evil or conceal’d,
is by all means to be avoided, unless there be a Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.
manifest cause for it.
Abdal, who commands
The city, is the prince's friend, and therefore Being a king that loved wealth, he could not Must be displac'd, and thou shalt straight sucendure to have trade sick, nor any obstruction
Bacon. should not be displaced by any thing, under a
demonstration of that divine power that first
One then may be displac’d, and one may reign;
And want of merit render birthright vain. a word, and then a sentence, which may be
Hooker. You have displac'd the mirth, broke the good
With most admir'd disorder.
Shaksp. earth or sand, or else amassed into balls or no
Displacency. n. s. [displicentia, Lat.]
Woodward. 1. Incivility; disobligation.
consequences of his excess, far outweigh all that
is grateful .
Decay of Piety,
1. To remove a plant.
which they have fixed their residence.
Brerewood. All those countries, which, lying near unto
any mountains, or Irish desarts, had been planted scatterer ; a spreader.
with English, where shortly displanted and lost. Those who are pleased with defamatory libels,
Spenser. so far as to approve the authors and dispersers of
I may justly account new plantations to be them, are as guilty as if they had composed
the children of former kingdoms: I like a plan-
Spectator. tation in a pure soil; that is, where people are
DISPLANTA’TION. 1. s. [from dis and :. The state of being scattered.
plantatio.] Noah began from thence his dispersior.
1. The removal of a plant.
Raleigh. 2. The eiection of a people. sions, two or three of us may yet be gathered
The Edenites were garrisoned to resist the As
syrians, whose displantation Senacherib vaunted
1. To spread wide.
The northern wind his wings did broad display
In secret shadow from the sunny ray,
On a sweet bed of lilies softly laid. Fairy Queen.
You speak not like yourself, who ever yet
Have stood to charity, and display'd th' effec:s
lation, display truth to mankind in characters so
visible, that those, who are not quite blind, may
And in immortal strains display the fan.
3. To carve; to cut.up.
The very te'low which of late,
After so many dispersions, and so many divi,
Certain it is, that the poor man appeared so
Amidst all the honours that are paid him, he
Want of vigour ; want of vivacity:
S: To set ostentatiously to view,
You've shewn how much you my content, They are all couched in a pit, with obscured
design; lights; which, at the very instant of our meet- Yet, ah! would heav'n's displeasure pass like ing, they will at once display to the night.
Dryden. Sbakspeare: Nothing is in itself so pernicious to comntunio DISPLA'Y. n. s. [from the verb.] Ani
ties of learned men, as the displeasure of their prince.
Addisor, exhibition of any thing to view.
Our ennobled understandings take the wings 4. State of disgrace; state of being disof the morning to visit the world above us, and
countenanced ; disfavour. have a glorious display of the highest form of He went into Poland, being in displeasure with created excellencies.
Glanville. the pope for overmuch familiarity. Peacban. We can with the greatest coldness behold the To DISPLE'ASURE. v. a.' (from the Stupendous displays of omnipotence, and be in
noun.) To displease; not to gain fatransports at the puny essays of human skill.
vour ; not to win affection. A word
not elegant, nor now in use. DispleA'SANCE. n. s. [from displease.] When the way of pleasuring or displeasuring Anger ; discontent. Obsolete.
lieth by the favourite, it is impossible any other Cordell said, she lov'd him as behov'd;
should be over great.
Bach. Whose simple answer, wanting colours fair To DISPLOʻDĚ. v. a. [displodo, Latin.) To paint it forth, him to displeasance mov'd.
To disperse with a loud noise; to vent
Miltene other is noxious and displeasant; and it were a DISPLOʻSION. n. s. [from displosus, Lat), misery to some to lie stretched on a bed of
The act of disploding; a sudden burst TO DISPLE’Ase. v.a. [dis and please.] Dispoʻrt. n. s. [dis and sport.] Play;
or dispersion with noise and violence. To offend ; to make angry: God was displeased with this thing. i Chron.
sport ; pastime ; diversion ; amuseTo DisPLE'ASE. V. n. To disgust; to
ment; merriment. raise aversion.
She list not hear, but her disports pursued; Foul sights do rather displease, in that they
And ever bade him stay, till time the tide rea
new'd. excite the memory of foul things, than in the immediate objects; and therefore, in pictures,
His disports were ingenuous and manlike, those foul sights do not much offend.
whereby he always learned somewhat. Hayward Bacon.
She busied, heard the sound Your extreme fondness was perhaps as disa Of rustling leaves; but minded not, as us’d, pleasing to God before, as now your extreme af.
To such disport before her through the field, Hiction.
Temple. Sweet and stinking commonly serve our turn for these ideas, which, in effect, is little more than
To Dispoʻrt. v.a. [from the noun.] to call them pleasing or displeasing ; though the
To divert. smell of a rose and violet, both sweet, are cer
He often, but attended with weak guard, tainly very distinct ideas.
Locke. Comes hunting this way to disport himself. Disple'ASINGNESS. n. s. [from displeas- To Dispoʻrt. v. n.
Sbakspeare ing.} Offensiveness ; quality of of.
To play ; to toy;
to wanton. fending It is a mistake to think that men cannot
Fresh gales and gentle airs change the displeasingness or indifferency, that is
Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings in actions, into pleasure and desire, if they will
Flung rose, Aung odours, from the spicy do but what is in their power.
Locke. DISPLE'ASURE. n. s. [from displease.]
Loose to the winds their airy garments fiew; 3. Uneasiness; pain received.
The glitt'ring textures of the filmy dew
Dipt in the richest tincture of the skies, When good is proposed, its absence carries Where light disports in evet mingling dyes. displeasure or pain with it.
Locke. 2. Offence ; pain given.
DispoʻSAL. n. s. [from dispose.] Now shall I be more blameless than the Phili- 1. The act of disposing or regulating any stines, though I do them a displeasure. Judges. 3. Anger ; indignation.
thing; regulation ; dispensation ; dis
tribution. True repentance may be wrought in the hearts of such as fear God, and yet incur his displea
Tax not divine disposal ; wisest men sure, the deserved effect whereof is eternal death.
Have err’d, and by bad women been deluded.
2. The power of distribution; the right Solyman's heavy displeasure against him.
of bestowing: Knolles.
Are not the blessings both of this world and Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn
the next in his disposal ? From his displeasure. Though the reciprocalness of the injury ought
Milton. 3. Government ; management; conduct.
We shall get more true and clear knowledge to allay the displeasure at it, yet men so much more consider what they suffer than whar they
by one rule, than by taking up principles, and
thereby putting our minds into the disposals do.
Decay of Piety.
others. On me alone thy just displeasure lay; 4. Establishment in a new state ; dismis But take thy judgments from this mourning sion into new hands. land.
I ain called ofĉ from public dissertations by
etinestick affair of great importance, which is I have disposed of her to a man of business, no less than the disposal of my sister Jenny for who will let her see, that to be well dressed, in life
Tatier. good humour, and chearful in her family, are in To DISPOʻSE. v. a. [disposer, French ; the arts and sciences of female life. Tatler.
10. To DISPOSE of. To give away by 1972 & 1. To employ to various purposes ; to authority. diffuse.
A rural judge dispos'd of beauty's prize.
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole 2. To give; to place; to bestow.
disposing thereof is of the Lord. Proverbs. from
Yet see, when noble benefits shall prove 12. TO DISPOSE of. To conduct ; to
They must receive instructions how to diso
pose of themselves when they come, which must have disposed much in works of public piety.
be in the nature of laws unto them. Bacon.
Spratt. 13. To Dispose of. To place in any
For the remaining doube,
What to resolve, and how dispose of me,
Be warn'd to cast that useless care aside.
Dryden. 4. To adapt ; to form for any purpose.
14. To DISPOSE of. To put away by These when the knights beheld, they 'gan
They require more water than can be found,
To Dispoʻse. v. n. To bargain ; to make Then must thou thee dispose another way.
terms. Obsolete. Hubbard's Tale.
When she saw you did suspect s. To frame the mind; to give a propen
She had dispos'd with Cæsar, and that your rage sion; to incline : with to.
Would not be purg'd, she sent word she was Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands
Sbakspeare. to jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and Dispoʻse. n. s. [from the verb.)
1. Power ; management; disposal : with
'It shall be my task Below the moon, or else above it.
To render thee the Parchian et dispose. Milton,
Of all your goodness leaves to our dispose,
Our liberty's the only gift we chuse. Dryden.
2. Distribution ; act of government ; disciously disposed, and had a mind to bring matters
pensation. Although the frequency of prayer and fasting
All is best, though oft we doubt
What th' unsearchable dispose may be of no efficacy to dispose God to be more
Of highest wisdom brings about, gracious, yet it is of great use to dispose us to be
And ever best found in the close. Milton, If mere moralists find themselves disposed to
Smalridge. 3. Disposition ; cast of behaviour. Ob
To be suspected; fram'd to make women false.
Shakspeare. 4. Disposition ; cast of mind; inclina
tion. Obsolete. Locke.
He carries on the stream of his dispose
Without observance or respect of any,
In will peculiar.
Sbaksp. 1. Distributer; giver; bestower. person or
The magistrate is both the beggar, and the disposer of what is got by begging. Graunt. 2. Governour; regulator ; director.
I think myself obliged, whatever my private Locke. apprehensions may be of the success, to do my
duty, and leave events to their disposer. Boyle. Swift.
All the reason of mankind cannot suggest any solid ground of satisfaction, but in making that God our friend, who is the absolute disposer of all things.
And, as he was dispos’d, could prove it
to follow what it advises.
more objects of his grace. pride, lust, intemperance, them. 6. To make fit: with for.
This may dispose me, perhaps, for the reception of truth; but helps me not to it. 7. To regulate ; to adjust.
Wak'd by the cries, th' Athenian chief arose 8. To Dispose of. To apply to any pur. pose; to transfer to
Dispose of the meat with the butler, or any 9. To Dispose of. To put into the hands of another.
As she is mine, I may dispose of her;
3. One who takes from, and give to, though it be substantially true, concerning the whom he pleases.
form and matter, is also dispositively verined in But brandish'd high, in an ill omen'd hour,
the efficient or producer. Brown's Vulg. Err. To thee, proud Gaul, behold thy justest fear, DISPOʻSITOR. n. s. [from dispose.] The The master sword, disposer of thy pow'r. Prior. lord of that sign in which the planet DISPOSITION. n. s. [from dispositio, Lat.) is, and by which therefore it is over1. Order; method ; distribution.
ruled. Touching musical harmony, whether by in- To DISPOSSE'ss, v. a. [dis and possess.) strument or voice, it being of high and low, in
1. To put out of possession; to deprive ; due proportionable disposition, such notwithstanding is the force thereof, and so very pleas
to disseize. ing effects it hatb, in that very part of man which
The blow from saddle forced him to fly; is most divine, that some have been thereby in
Else might it needs down o his manly breast duced to think, that the soul itself by nature is,
Have cleft his head in twain, and life thence 'or hath in it, harmony.
Thou shalt hold the opinion of Pythagoras
, position of the work, to put all things in a beau
ere I will allow of thy wits; and fear to kill a tiful order and harmony, that the whole may be
woodcock, lest thou dispossess the soul of thy of a piece.
grandame. Sbakspeare's Tavelfth Night. I ask whether the connection of the extremes
Let us sit upon the ground, and tell be not more clearly seen, in this simple and na
How some have been depos’d, some slain in war, tural disposition, than in the perplexed repeti
Some haunted by the ghosts they dispossess'd, tions and jumble of five or six syllogisms ?"
Sbakspeare's Ricbard II. Locke.
I will chuse 2. Natural fitness ; quality.
Mine heir from forth the beggars of the world, Refrangibility of the rays of light is their dis
And dispossess her all.
Sbakspeare's Timen. position to be refracted, or turned out of their
In thee I hope; thy succours I invoke,
To win the crown whence I am dispossessid; way, in passing out of one transparent body or inedium into another.
For like renown awaiteth on the stroke, 3. Tendency to any act or state.
To cast the haughty down, or raise th' oppress'd
Fairfax. This argueth a great disposition to putrefac- The children went to Gilead, and took it, tion in the soil and air.
and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it,
Of Deity supreme, us dispossess'd,
Milton. to the symptoms which affect the brain : it re
Restless Amata lay
Arbuthnot on Diet.
And the new nuptials of the Trojan guest. 4. Temper of mind.
I have suffered more for their sakes, more than the villanous inconstancy of man's disposi
2. It is generally used with of before the tion is able to bear,
thing taken away. Lesser had been
Charles resolved, with a puissant army, to The thwartings of your disposition, if
pass over, and to dispossess the pirate of Tunis. You had not shew'd them how you were dis
Knolles' Histery. pos'd,
No pow'r shall dispossess
My thoughts of that expected happiness.
O fairest of all creatures, last and best men in the dispositions of each people towards
Of what heav'n made, how art thou dispossess'd the other.
Of all thy native glories!
Swift. 6. Predominant inclination.
Nothing can create more trouble to a 'man As they pinch one another by the disposition,
than to endeavour to dispossess him of this cona ceit.
Tillotsone he cries out, no more.
Sbaksp. 3. Formerly with from. The love we bear to our friends is generally caused by our finding the same disposition in
They arrogate dominion undeserv'd them which we feel in ourselves.
Over their brethren, and quite dispassess,
Pope. 7. Assortment ; adjustment of external
Concord and law of nature
from the earth,
Miltos. circumstances : not used.
It will be found a work of no small difficulty I crave fit disposition for 'my wife,
to dispossess and throw out a vice from that heart, Due reference of place and exhibition,
where long possession begins to plead prescrip As levels with her breeding. Shaksp. Othello.
tion. DispoʻSITIVE. adj. [from dispose.] That Dispoʻsure. n. s. [from dispose.]
implies disposal of any property ; de- 1. Disposal ; government ; power ; mide cretive.
nagement. The words of all judicial acts are written nar. In his disposure is the orb of earth, ratively, unless it be in sentences wherein dispo- The throne of kings, and all of human birth. sitive and enacting terms are made use of.
Ayliffe's Parergon. They quietly surrendered both it and thenzo DispoʻSITIVELY. adv. (from dispositive.]
Whilst they murmur against the present disa 1. In a dispositive manner.
posure of things, they do tácitly desire in them a
difformity from the primitive rule, and the idea 2. Respecting individuals ; distributively,
of that mind that formed all things best. That axiom in philosophy, that the generation of one thing is the corruption of another, als
Brown's Vulgar Errourse
selves to his disposure.
Sandys, Sardys' Journey
2. State; posture.
They remained in a kind of warlike disposure, I need not offer any thing farther in support or perhaps little better.
Wotton. of one, or in disproof of the other. Rogers. Dispra'lsa.
h. s. [dis and praise.] To DISPRO'PERTY. v. a. [dis and proBlame ; censore ; dishonour.
perty.) To dispossess of any property.
] If I can do it
Dict. B; aught that I can speak in his dispraise. DISPROPOʻRTION. n. s. [dis and proporShe shall not long continue love to him. Shaksp.
tion.] Unsuitableness in form or quanTo me reproach Rather belongs, distrust, and all dispraise.
tity of one thing, or one part of the
Milton. same thing, to another; want of sym-
Of her own clime, complexion, and degree,
Foh! one may smell, in such, a will most rank,
Reasoning, I oft admire
Such disproportions; with superfluous hand
Dryden. Greater, so many fold, to this one use, Milton.
For their strength,
Denbom's Sophiyo its own faults.
What did the liquid to th' assembly call,
To give their aid to form the pond'rous cal?
Firse tell us, why did any come? next, why
That we are designed for a more exalted bapNo abuse, Ned, in the world; honest Ned,
piness than can be derived from the things of dispraised him before the wicked, that
this life, we may infer from their vast disproporthe wicked might not fall in love with him; in
tion to the desires and capacities of our soul. which doing, I have done the part of a careful
Rogers. Sbar speare's Henry iv.
To DISPROPOʻRTION. v. a. (from the The criticks, while they like my wares, may disfraise my writing.
noun.) To mismatch; to join things Dispra'lser. n. š. (from dispraise.] A
Spectator. unsuitable in quantity or forın; to join
There sits deformity to mock my body,
To shape my legs of an unequal size,
To disproportion me in every part.
Sbaksp. DisPRAISINGLY. adv. (from dispraise.]
Distance and men's fears have so enlarged the
truth, and so disproportioned every thing, that Michael Cassio!
we have made the little troop of discontents a
We on earth, with undiscording voice,
As once we did, till disproportion'd sin
Jarr'd against nature's chimne.
Milton. proportion.]' Unsuitable in forin or
quantity; not duly regulated in regard Spenser. to something else.
Doubts and tears are the sharpest passions: through these false opticks all that you see is like the evening shadows, disproportionable to the truth, and strangely longer than the true sub
Suckling: Had the obliquity been greater, the earth had not been able to endure the disproportionacle differences of season.
Brown. We are apt to set too great a value on tempo
ral blessings, and have too low and disproportionDict. able esteem of spiritual.
Smalridyes There is no wine of so strong a body as to bear such a disproportionable quantity of water as sixty parts.
Broome. DISPROPO’RTIONABLEness. n. s. [from
disproportionable.] Unsuitableness to Atterbury.
With blame; with censure.
As morning sun her beams dispreaden clear,
futation; conviction of errour or false-