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 Meanings and Examples of DISMISS
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 v.  stop considering; end employment or service of; discharge; refuse to accept or recognize
Classic Sentence: (118 in 8 pages)
1  Yes, you have been awfully kind about that; but you could just as well dismiss some other clerk instead of Krogstad.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Context  Highlight   In ACT II
2  It is already known at the Bank that I mean to dismiss Krogstad.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Context  Highlight   In ACT II
3  I have almost forgotten you since: other ideas have driven yours from my head; but to-night I am resolved to be at ease; to dismiss what importunes, and recall what pleases.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
4  From their tongues they did dismiss it; and Catherine, probably, from her thoughts.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
5  I wish you could dismiss that apathy out of that countenance, and look rather more anxious about me.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
6  Miss Havisham," I said, when her cry had died away, "you may dismiss me from your mind and conscience.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XLIX
7  I would entreat them not to dismiss your request, without a reference to Dora; and to discuss it with her when they should think the time suitable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
8  It is a reflection I am unable to dismiss, and it sometimes makes me very uneasy.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
9  It was, to conceal what had occurred, from those who were going away; and to dismiss them on their voyage in happy ignorance.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS
10  "I don't see any way of making him see it," Lily returned, with a laugh intended to dismiss the subject.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
11  She tried to free herself from the speculation and disillusionment which had been twitching at her; sought to dismiss all the opinionation of an insurgent era.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
12  He often tried to dismiss the question, but his body persisted in rebellion and his senses nagged at him like pampered babies.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
13  Tell your tyrannical master, I do only beseech him to dismiss the Lady Rowena in honour and safety.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
14  The slight, though of her own causing, and self-explanatory, she was unable to dismiss as unwittingly shown, so sensitive had the situation made her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
15  The printer one could, of course, dismiss.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Example Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
16  The teacher dismissed the class early.
17  The defending lawyer asked that the charge against his client be dismissed.
18  Staff voted to continue an unofficial strike in support of seven colleagues who were dismissed last week.
19  New Democrat Gore dismissed the idea.
20  The employee was dismissed as incompetent.
21  An industrial tribunal has no jurisdiction to decide whether an employee was fairly or unfairly dismissed.
22  The firm reinstated the man who was wrongly dismissed.
23  The government has dismissed criticisms that the country's health policy is a mess.
24  Papa dismissed the idea with a shake of his head.
25  A month after being unfairly dismissed, he was reinstated in his job.
26  There will undoubtedly be trouble with the unions if the union leader is dismissed.
27  Zoff was originally dismissed as a crank, but his theories later became very influential.
28  The official was dismissed for neglect of his duty.
29  He dismissed the opinion polls as worthless.
30  He dismissed the Senator's comments as ' political posturing '.