• Louis Xiv. Dismissing Fouquet——407
    Louis Xiv. Dismissing Fouquet——407
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dismission the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    • n dismission 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
    • Dismission Rejection; a setting aside as trivial, invalid, or unworthy of consideration.
    • Dismission Removal from office or employment; discharge, either with honor or with disgrace.
    • Dismission The act dismissing or sending away; permission to leave; leave to depart; dismissal; as, the dismission of the grand jury.
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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 dismission The act of sending away; leave or command to depart; dismissal: as, the dismission of the grand jury.
    • n dismission Removal from office or employment; discharge; in universities, the sending away of a student without all the penalties attending expulsion. Thus, the dismissed student may take a degree at another university, and in some cases even reënter the same university.
    • n dismission In law, a decision that a suit is not or cannot be maintained; rejection as unworthy of being noticed or granted.
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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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. L. dimissio,


In literature:

Half irritably he dismissed the intrusive thought.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
I saw with pure joy that he refused to dismiss anything carelessly, while he scorned to split hairs.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
The Reverend Joseph W. Eaton was ordained pastor, February 24, 1836, and dismissed February 1, 1837.
"Bay State Monthly, Vol. I, No. 3, March, 1884" by Various
She paid and dismissed the cab at the door, and then went up and rang the bell.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
He dismissed the phaeton at the bridge and stared up and down the river in gloomy indecision.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
I wondered; but I dismissed this idea as absurd.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Diane dismissed the project.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
He usually received and dismissed his visitors without bothering himself to discover or imagine what manner of people they were.
"The Bread-winners" by John Hay
He said, and shaking his long-shadow'd spear, Dismiss'd it.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
So Drusilla was dismissed from the seminary in disgrace, and sent home.
"The Pot of Gold" by Mary E. Wilkins

In poetry:

"We do not offer marriage rite,
So please dismiss the notion!"
"Oh dear," said she, "that alters quite
The state of my emotion."
"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
You're a street as close as May,
You're a battlefield at night,
Where clouds groan loudly in dismay
And scatter, when dismissed, in fright.
"Poetry" by Boris Pasternak
" 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:

Cardiologist 's defamation suit dismissed.
Legal concerns about an industry monopoly were eventually dismissed, and the deal was finalized in December 2005.
NYT: Class Dismissed in Swat Valley.
The Supreme Court of Canada has abruptly dismissed the appeal of a British Columbia man who tried to circumcise his four-year-old son on his kitchen floor with a carpet-cutting blade.
On October 15, 2012, Binghamton City Court dismissed the charge of Unlawful Surveillance in the Second Degree against Broome County resident Katelyn Baker, based upon a Motion to dismiss made by the Broome County District Attorney's Office.
US District Judge Reed O'Connor has dismissed the Texas class complaint, finding that the lawsuit was filed too late.
Superior Court Judge Sarah F Wall dismissed all claims against Dodge County Board of Education members, superintendent Dr Darrel May and Wendy Dennis on Tuesday, April 27, 2010.
County want dismissal of suit claiming race used to draw voting lines.
Peoples Gas Motion to Dismiss.
Mitt Romney has recently dismissed 47 percent of Americans as moochers off the dole who don't pay taxes, and that is rather extraordinary.
Pete Carroll dismissed the veteran receiver's past troubles and said all that matters now is Owens' future.
Charges dismissed in Chattanooga kidnapping case.
A lawsuit over Cobalt Coal Co.'s alleged failure to pay mining royalties may soon be dismissed.
Comer Upset Over Abramson's Dismissal of Fancy Farm Picnic.
He is also right to largely dismiss the political importance of American-Jewish attitudes toward Israel.

In science:

We now present a scheme that dismisses the use of additional QRNGs for active basis selection in the BBM92 protocol, which may also be extended to Bob and in some cases to Alice, for basis selection in the BB84 protocol.
Practical random number generation protocol for entanglement-based quantum key distribution
On the other hand, one cannot completely dismiss the degrees of freedom in the bulk as playing no role.
Thermodynamical Aspects of Gravity: New insights
On the other hand, the new approach does not dismiss the possibility of abstract, automated learning methods.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
On the other hand ROM results show that if complexities of a function’s description and complexities of inputs are the same then the function is indistinguishable from random oracle„ although that scenario is dismissed on practicality grounds.
About functions where function input describes inner working of the function
However, in accord with the sensitivity of such a state to disorder its existence in the Cd substituted system has been dismissed .
Magnetism and superconductivity driven by identical 4$f$ states in a heavy-fermion metal