• Louis Xiv. Dismissing Fouquet——407
    Louis Xiv. Dismissing Fouquet——407
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dismissal the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    • n dismissal a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
    • n dismissal permission to go; the sending away of someone
    • n dismissal official notice that you have been fired from your job
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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 Dismissal Dismission; discharge. "Officeholders were commanded faithfully to enforce it, upon pain of immediate dismissal ."
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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."
    • n dismissal The act of dismissing, or the state or fact of being dismissed. Command or permission to depart.
    • n dismissal Discharge; displacement from employment or office.
    • n dismissal The act of discarding, or the state of being discarded.
    • n dismissal Liberation; manumission.
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  • William Cowper
    “Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.”
  • St. Francis of Assisi
    “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
    “A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
    “My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.”
  • Vernon Howard
    “A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.”


In literature:

It may be questioned, indeed, whether he had actually dismissed it, or whether, having been dismissed, it had really gone away.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
Dismissing this nonplussing phase, I turned to the subject of the gem once more.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
Her growing interest in Oswald Langdon would make easier dismissal forever of Paul's attentions.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
This number too, is recorded, and then the whole subject is dismissed.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
Dismiss thy fears; the fame of this will somehow bring thee salvation.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
"Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)" by Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
I will see that Alix dismisses her to-morrow.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
He would have dismissed all this out of his mind with a contemptuous: `What the devil do I care?
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Was it merely a coincidence that she should dismiss him at the same time that Helene avoided seeing him?
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
If he chooses to dismiss you.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

In poetry:

"Oh, heed my request," says he, "else 'twer better I
I slept in this gold-dusted loam;
Dismiss the physician, and bring a letter—
A flock of kind letters from home."
"No Letters From Home!" by Henry Clay Work
when you think you've captured it at last.
What seems so far from you is most your own.
We are already free, and were dismissed
where we thought we soon would be at home.
"The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: XXIII" by Rainer Maria Rilke
The envoy they dismissed, never placing in his fist
So much as a single shilling;
And all with courage fired, as his lordship he desired,
At once set about their drilling.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
That noble lord of high renown,
Did end his speech, then he sat down;
Against the panel then did frown
The crowd at large;
And to dismiss her from the town
Was a great charge.
"The Death Of Thomas Stoddart" by Susannah Hawkins
Planets that shine on what I so adore,
Now thrown, the hour is late, in careless rest,
Protect that sleep, which I may watch no more,
I, the cast out, dismissed and dispossessed.
"Mahomed Akram's Appeal To The Stars" by Laurence Hope
She ceased: the Princess answered coldly, 'Good:
Your oath is broken: we dismiss you: go.
For this lost lamb (she pointed to the child)
Our mind is changed: we take it to ourself.'
"The Princess (part 4)" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

And what those same folks dismiss as a passing fancy turns out to be a permanent fixture.
Court dismisses their lifetime Olympic ban on past dopers.
The judge in the honeymoon drowning death trial abruptly dismissed the case on Thursday, and RadarOnline.com has exclusive details on what his ground-breaking decision means for the future of former murder suspect Gabe Watson.
Defense says hit-and-run case should be dismissed based on double jeopardy .
1,001 Arabian Bites: Don't dismiss dried fruit .
Judge denies gas driller 's motion to dismiss Dimock lawsuit.
Judge dismisses $6B lawsuit claiming investors spread false info to drive down stock prices.
Star-Ledger file A Superior Court judge in Morris County dismissed a lawsuit from a Canadian company and Morristown affiliate claiming investors purposely drove their stock price down.
Two of them told The Associated Press they learned about Mills' dismissal on Twitter.
University moves to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit filed by parents of hazing victim.
Florida A&M requests dismissal of lawsuit filed by family in the hazing death of a drum major .
Bo Xilai, a senior Communist Party official, was abruptly dismissed amid scandal, ending his ambition of a top post.
Defendant said those who were dismissed lied during management review.
The federal agent charged in a fatal shooting at a McDonald's restaurant in Waikiki claims he was performing his duties as a law enforcement officer and is immune from prosecution, and he's asking a judge to dismiss the case.
Ronald Gilliard was dismissed following an internal investigation of a Dec 14 fender bender in Charlotte.

In science:

Usually, its main idea can be readily dismissed because for a steady state to exist globally, it must exist for all the field lines, and in the ma jority of models most of the magnetic flux crosses the disk a finite distance away from rco .
Magnetic Interaction between Stars and Accretion Disks
The fact that in 3D the static “dome-disk” electrospheres are unstable and display evolution to corotation suggests that dismissing charge-separated magnetospheres as dead is a bit premature.
Electrodynamics of pulsar magnetospheres
The dismissal of the candidate (8) has been a ma jor puzzle for historians for a long time.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
Einstein explains a subtlety of the Newtonian limit that had played a role in his earlier dismissal of generally covariant equations.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
One might be tempted to dismiss this phenomenon, since after all this is a case with large tadpoles (and large values of y1 and y2 ), that is reasonably outside the region of validity of perturbation theory and hence of the strict range of applicability of eq. (3.57).
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory