DISPENSE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISPENSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
dispense
 v.  distribute; prepare and give out; deal out in parts or portions
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  The next day commenced as before, getting up and dressing by rushlight; but this morning we were obliged to dispense with the ceremony of washing; the water in the pitchers was frozen.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  A deal of people, Miss, are for trusting all to Providence; but I say Providence will not dispense with the means, though He often blesses them when they are used discreetly.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
3  Her younger sisters soon began to make interest with her for objects of happiness which she might in future be able to dispense.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 55
4  This woman, like many women of her sort, had a load of caresses and a burden of blows and injuries to dispense each day.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—THE LARK
5  He did not disdain his servants, which caused his wife to dispense with them.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
6  May we be permitted to dispense with it for the future.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—ENRICHED WITH COMMENTARIES BY TOUSSAINT
7  "de Villefort," replied the doctor, with increased vehemence, "there are occasions when I dispense with all foolish human circumspection."
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 80. The Accusation.
8  Let us dispense with useless words.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 107. The Lions' Den.
9  He hoped that with intelligent assistance I should meet with little to discourage me, and should soon be able to dispense with any aid but his.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIV
10  This treasure, as in duty bound, I laid at the feet of Steerforth, and begged him to dispense.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
11  His presence was beginning to be odious to her; and if Maria gained him not, she was now cool enough to dispense with any other revenge.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
12  I was so much better that I thought I could dispense with one.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
13  No matter what may be said to the contrary, the body can never dispense with the soul.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
14  Lily felt really virtuous as she dispensed the sum in sops to her tradesmen, and the fact that a fresh order accompanied each payment did not lessen her sense of disinterestedness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
15  Nor were the oarsmen quite idle, though their wonted duty was now altogether dispensed with.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
Example Sentence:
1  And will you consent to dispense with a great many conventional forms and phrases, without thinking that the omission arises from insolence?
2  I was told that occasionally there is no medication to dispense, sometimes because of a lack of money but other times because of no drugs available in our remote area.
3  Villagers dispensed tea to people involved in the accident.
4  The programme dispensed with its most popular presenter.
5  Classes for dancers of differing levels of technique have therefore been dispensed in favour of mixed ability sessions.
6  A dispensing optician supplies glasses, but doesn't test your eyes.
7  The organization dispenses free health care to the poor.
8  The machine dispenses a range of drinks and snacks.
9  The dispenser quickly filled the prescription for me.