DISPOSITION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISPOSITION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
disposition
 n.  natural or acquired habit with tendency; act or means of getting rid of something
Classic Sentence: (164 in 11 pages)
1  The drug had no discriminating action; it was neither diabolical nor divine; it but shook the doors of the prison-house of my disposition; and like the captives of Philippi, that which stood within ran forth.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
2  But, though both stout of heart, and strong of person, Athelstane had a disposition too inert and unambitious to make the exertions which Cedric seemed to expect from him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  Her disposition was naturally that which physiognomists consider as proper to fair complexions, mild, timid, and gentle; but it had been tempered, and, as it were, hardened, by the circumstances of her education.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  It would not have been difficult to have persuaded Isaac to this step in any other circumstances, for his disposition was kind and grateful.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
5  Miss Bentley was a shallow old maid with a rather large nose and romantic disposition who served tea with a careful intensity worthy of a sacrament.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
6  Should her disposition be really bad," said Sir Thomas, "we must not, for our own children's sake, continue her in the family; but there is no reason to expect so great an evil.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
7  In everything but disposition they were admirably taught.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
8  The Grants showing a disposition to be friendly and sociable, gave great satisfaction in the main among their new acquaintance.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
9  Her agitation and alarm exceeded all that was endured by the rest, by the right of a disposition which not even innocence could keep from suffering.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
10  She had the highest esteem for Mr. Rushworth's character and disposition, and could not have a doubt of her happiness with him.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
11  Something arose from difference of disposition and habit: one so easily satisfied, the other so unused to endure; but still more might be imputed to difference of circumstances.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
12  The gentleness and gratitude of her disposition would secure her all your own immediately.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
13  He had all the disposition to persevere that Sir Thomas could wish him.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
14  Upon her disposition he believed kindness might be the best way of working.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
15  With such powers as his, however, and such a disposition as hers, Edmund trusted that everything would work out a happy conclusion.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Example Sentence:
1  This has given him a disposition to consider our traditions critically.
2  The film is not suitable for people of a nervous disposition.
3  There was a general disposition to ignore the problem.
4  Her property is at her disposition.
5  These dogs show a very sociable disposition.
6  I was endeavoring in good earnest to acquire a more sociable and childlike disposition.
7  Tiny Tim's cheerful good nature had a beneficial influence on Scrooge's charitable disposition.
8  In Little Women, Beth is the amiable daughter whose loving disposition endears her to all who know her.
9  His bellicose disposition alienated his friends.