dismiss

Definitions

  • Louis Xiv. Dismissing Fouquet——407
    Louis Xiv. Dismissing Fouquet——407
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dismiss declare void "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"
    • v dismiss bar from attention or consideration "She dismissed his advances"
    • v dismiss cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration "This case is dismissed!"
    • v dismiss end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave "I was dismissed after I gave my report"
    • v dismiss terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position "The boss fired his secretary today","The company terminated 25% of its workers"
    • v dismiss stop associating with "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1755, the first Canadian post office opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fist Deputy Postmaster General was American inventor Benjamin Franklin who was later dismissed for sympathizing with the American revolutionary cause
    • n Dismiss Dismission.
    • Dismiss To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.
    • Dismiss To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.
    • Dismiss To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away. "He dismissed the assembly.""Dismiss their cares when they dismiss their flock.""Though he soon dismissed himself from state affairs."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rudyard Kipling was fired as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. His dismissal letter was reported to have said, "I'm sorry, Mr. Kipling, but you just don't know how to use the English language. This isn't a kindergarten for amateur writers."
    • dismiss To send away; order or give permission to depart.
    • dismiss To discard; remove from office, service, or employment.
    • dismiss To put aside; put away; put out of mind: as, to dismiss the subject.
    • dismiss In law, to reject; put out of court: as, the complaint was dismissed for lack of proof; the appeal was dismissed for irregularity. Synonyms To let go.
    • n dismiss Discharge; dismissal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Dismiss dis-mis′ to send away: to despatch: to discard: to remove from office or employment:
    • v.t Dismiss dis-mis′ (law) to reject, to put out of court, to discharge
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Quotations

  • William Cowper
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    “Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.”
  • St. Francis of Assisi
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    “If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.”
  • William James
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    “A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
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    “My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.”
  • Vernon Howard
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    “A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dis-, + missus, p. p. of mittere, to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. démettre,. See Demise, and cf. Dimit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dis, away, mittĕre, missum, to send.

Usage

In literature:

To dismiss or not to dismiss, it shall not be mine!
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
You are now dismissed.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
Four farm labourers, two gardeners, and a groom, all cousins of Lady Corless, were dismissed in the course of the following week.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
The little girls had been dismissed to the schoolroom before Mr Grey had finally pushed away his tea-cup.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Say, shall we loose, ourselves, their rapid steeds, Or hence dismiss them to some other host?
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
The almost contemptuous way in which Conroy has been dismissed must be a bitter mortification to her.
"The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)" by Charles C. F. Greville
He appointed presidents of colleges and of religious houses; admitted, dismissed, dispensed, and punished at his pleasure.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Prince Talleyrand, dismissed, a peer of France.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
But the praefect had been lenient, and though he could not dismiss the offender, he mitigated his punishment.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Mrs. Falconer tried to dismiss the thought of Camilla Clark from her mind, but it would not be dismissed.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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In poetry:

How, a TEMPLAR
Dismissed with life by Saladin. In truth,
Not a less miracle was to preserve her,
God!--God! -
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
The Earl he up and says, says he,
"Dismiss them to their orgies,
For I am game to marry thee
Quite reg'lar at St. George's."
"The Periwinkle Girl" by William Schwenck Gilbert
But let the King dismiss his woes,
Reflecting on his fair renown,
And take the cypress from his brows,
To put his wonted laurels on.
"An Ode - Presented To The King, On His Majesty's Arrival In Holland, After The Queen's Death" by Matthew Prior
Then let us, with united voice,
Upon this hallow'd day rejoice,
And ne'er dismiss the pleasing thought
Of the salvation Jesus wrought.
"A Hymn, Or Carol, For Christmas-Day" by Rees Prichard
What farce were that in which the soul
Were summoned to celestial peace,
And, ere her jubilation cease,
Dismissed to her ancestral goal?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
" Oh !" she would cry, "let others wish
For glitt'ring sceptres and a throne ;
Such gaudy wishes I dismiss
To reign in thy dear heart alone.
"The Forsaken Husband" by Laura Sophia Temple

In news:

Florida A&M requests dismissal of lawsuit filed by family in the hazing death of a drum major.
The law was shot down this winter when District Court Judge Francis Neville dismissed four cases against local men, saying she found parts of thje ordinance unclear or nonspecific.
Andy Little has dismissed the negative statistics surrounding Northern Ireland as "pub chat" but admits they need an overdue win against Luxembourg tomorrow.
PITTSBURGH — A military contractor cannot be held liable in the death of a soldier who was electrocuted in his barracks shower at an Army base in Iraq, a federal judge said in dismissing a lawsuit brought by Pittsburgh-area soldier's mother.
Discharge, employment contract , expire, Whistleblower Protection Act The trial court dismissed plaintiff's Whistleblower Protection Act claim.
They dismissed a proposal from Mohawk Ambulance.
Epistemic Closure in Action at National Review: Before Dismissing Krugman You Need To Read Him.
Russia dismisses Georgian claims of ethnic cleansing , asks UN court to throw out case.
Kenya Airways Posts First-Half Loss on Dismissals, Exchange Rate .
Students in Randolph and Pocahontas counties were dismissed three hours early Monday because of the impending storm.
In Chicago, nearly nine out of 10 low-level marijuana busts result in a dismissal.
In recent weeks, Libyan authorities have expelled thousands of Palestinians, dismissing many from their jobs and confiscating their houses.
Shargel said he plans to forge ahead this week, filing additional papers on his motion to dismiss the charges.
Was dismissal a fair one .
Since the board of directors of the Homer Senior Citizens Inc dismissed executive director Sue Samet, members of the Homer Senior Center have heard nothing that may have prompted the action.
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In science:

De Witte himself reported that he was dismissed from Belgacom.
The Roland De Witte 1991 Detection of Absolute Motion and Gravitational Waves
This, of course, becomes necessary because the f0 (980) has been dismissed as a non–|q ¯q >.
Summary of Experimental Meson Physics
Starting from Ref. (Fiorentini et al., 2004) we dismiss this estimate, since it is inconsistent with data from all other authors, and we use 0.3 as the lower limit for the uranium mass in the crust, see Ref. (Fiorentini et al., 2004) for a discussion.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
However, the growth is only linear, and is easily dismissed without careful convergence tests, or when artificial dissipation is added.
Numerical modeling of black holes as sources of gravitational waves in a nutshell
The rapid variability alone cannot dismiss HST-1 as possible origin of the TeV photons.
Physics Insights from Recent MAGIC AGN Observations
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