• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dispensator A distributer; a dispenser.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When the Pez mint dispenser was first introduced it was meant to replace the activity of smoking
    • n dispensator A dispenser.
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action --the ability to pass directly from thought to action.”
  • Freda Adler
    Freda Adler
    “There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.”
  • Arthur Train
    Arthur Train
    “Court... a place where they dispense with justice.”
  • Plato
    “Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.”
  • Jean Francois Regnard
    Jean Francois Regnard
    “To know how to dispense with things is to possess them.”
  • John L. Motley
    John L. Motley
    “Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

The simplest way to dispense with the professional politician is to dispense with the service he performs.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
Even in the region of sport, can a cricket or a football team dispense with its captain and its places?
"Proportional Representation Applied To Party Government" by T. R. Ashworth and H. P. C. Ashworth
Even the approval of the bride's parents was dispensed with.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
The whole could not dispense with one of them.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
A shrine which was dispensed with was burnt.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
This should be done for the first three days, after which it can be dispensed with.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Wise methinks were the ring-dispenser, if he the glistening life-pulp ate.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
In a fortnight or so I shall be able to dispense with the sling, but my ankle is the worst.
"Mr. Fortescue" by William Westall
We may accordingly dispense ourselves from preliminary courtesies to the real universal order, nature, the absolute, and the gods.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
In this way the saints had great trials under the former dispensations.
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee
Do ye hear what she says, and how she invokes Themis hearing the vow, and Jove who is considered the dispenser of oaths to mortals?
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
Thou reachest the very clouds, and art both the cause and the effect; the dispenser of boons and invincible in prowess.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
He knew that this was a place where lovers would wish to dispense with a guide.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Such occasion he had declared that he could not find to have existed for the dispensation granted by his predecessor.
"The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)" by James Anthony Froude
Wyeth took a few orders, but Slim decided to dispense with further canvassing until the morrow.
"The Forged Note" by Oscar Micheaux
It is an economy, a system, an organic whole, a dispensation of means to ends.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Pastoral Epistles" by Alfred Plummer
If we live in a small way, there are at least new dresses and bonnets and every-day luxuries which we can dispense with.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
The smoker will get on without food, but he cannot dispense with his smoke!
"A Guide to Health" by Mahatma Gandhi
He felt a richness in him which bade him dispense and no longer receive.
"The Letters of a Post-Impressionist" by Vincent Van Gogh
The two Kings then besieged the Pope, Julius II., to grant a dispensation for the marriage.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay

In poetry:

But, ye darling sons of Heaven,
Giving freely what was given;
You, whose liberal hands dispense
The blessings of benevolence:
"Inscription In A Beautiful Retreat Called Fairy Bower" by Hannah More
O, Thou from whom all gifts proceed,
A blessing now dispense;
And give us, Lord, with power to plead,
The cause of temperance.
"Prayer For Divine Blessing" by John Pierpont
The method of dispensing here
Does law and gospel jointly bear;
Because the law's subservient
Unto the gospel's bless'd intent.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
While she who could for love dispense
With all its glittering accidents,
And trust her heart alone,
Finds love and gold her own.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Queen of a princely race,
Whose ministers were all the elements;
Sunshine, and rain, and dew she did dispense
With a right royal grace.
"The Death of Autumn" by Kate Seymour Maclean
And he, to whose impervious ear
The sweetest sounds no charms dispense,
Can bid his inmost soul appear
In clear, tho' silent, eloquence.
"Song i" by Sir John Carr

In news:

GolinHarris to restructure its global organisation and dispense with tradition.
A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday struck down a 6-year-old state rule that required Illinois pharmacies to dispense emergency contraception.
That sells kiosks and vending machines to libraries, has had 25 orders for a book-and-DVD- dispensing machine that the company introduced last year.
South-Tek Systems, the Leading Designer and Manufacturer of Nitrogen Generation Technology, has just introduced the BeerBlast Plus, their second generation Mixed Gas Dispense System.
Valve Actuator Improves Dispense Valve Speed and Accuracy.
Discontinued Meds May Still Get Dispensed .
Pain once dispensed is now pain endured for Spurrier.
The idea of drug companies encouraging MDs to dispense their products has worked well in the past.
ATLANTA — Consumer products maker Newell Rubbermaid Inc said Wednesday it has agreed to buy an Illinois maker of touch-free washroom dispensers and other devices for $445 million, its second acquisition announced this week.
Hot water can clean fabric-softener dispenser.
Introducing Wavefront Dispensing to Your Practice.
THANKSGIVING is about tradition, so few people would want to dispense with turkey.
Specialty Dispensing, Working With the Nursing Home Patient.
Try California 's Caviar-Dispensing Vending Machine.
Buffalo Strive Vending, Inc specializes in vending machines that dispense healthy snacks.

In science:

This assumption can be dispensed with−see remark 5.2−but we feel that it renders the reading easier and the discussion more tractable.
Random walks in random environment: What a single trajectory tells
This restriction can actually be dispensed with — see Remark 3.2 — but it makes the proofs somewhat simpler.
Random Combinatorial structures:the convergent case
To begin with, let us dispense with the easy case where N0 is almost balanced.
Normal bundles of rational curves in projective spaces
Or, using an electromagnet ic field, allow dispensing by it s small amount .
The Universal Arrow of Time III-IV:(Part III) Nonquantum gravitation theory (Part IV) Quantum gravitation theory
Conversely, it can be dispensed with in favour of new emerging structures with superior functions.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
MBC-specific annotations are 11%, mostly modify clauses that are however straightforward to write and dispense for more intricate explicit framing specifications.
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
Dispense del corso di Istituzioni di Analisi Superiore, Universit`a degli Studi di Firenze. [Re1] B.
Nonnegative polynomials and their Carath\'eodory number
In the Gaussian or pseudoGaussian context we are considering here, however, Assumption (B3) can be dispensed with under arbitrary densities with finite fourth-order moments.
Optimal rank-based testing for principal components
In other terms, we are not here in a situation such that we could attach hidden variables to the die’s state, so that if these variables were known they would allow us to dispense with the probabilities.
Quantum dice
With the present grammatical representation, it is possible to dispense with this indexing mechanism.
Three studies of grammar-based surface-syntactic parsing of unrestricted English text. A summary and orientation
It therefore makes sense that we should be able to dispense with them in computing equivariant cohomology.
Gauged Wess-Zumino terms and Equivariant Cohomology
However, once computational rules have been derived, the string theory can be dispensed with.
Progress in perturbative QCD
In light of this observation, we must dispense with preconceived notions of what are “traditionally ” heav y and light quarks, and be prepared to deal with all quark on an equal footing at a VLHC facility.
Precision Measurements Of Heavy Objects Working Group Summary
But, since a Laurent series is only defined inside its annulus of convergence, this study is only local and it cannot dispense of a further study in order to explicitly integrate, using completely different means.
The Painlev\'e approach to nonlinear ordinary differential equations
Why not dispense with unstratified models and go straight to the more realistic, stratified case? First, the unstratified models are numerically less demanding.
Numerical Models of Accretion Disks