dismissive

Definitions

  • Louis Xiv. Dismissing Fouquet——407
    Louis Xiv. Dismissing Fouquet——407
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dismissive stopping to associate with "they took dismissive action after the third violation"
    • adj dismissive showing indifference or disregard "a dismissive shrug","the firm is dismissive of the competitor's product","'chronic fatigue syndrome' was known by the dismissive term 'housewife syndrome'"
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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
    • a Dismissive Giving dismission.
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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."
    • dismissive Giving dismission; dismissory: as, “the dismissive writing,”
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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.”

Usage

In literature:

The Minister therefore was promptly dismissed, and Mollien then and there received his post.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
Adjutant-General Allen, and others less deeply implicated, were dismissed from their posts in the Army.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
This he could do by dismissing all his present workmen.
"The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902)" by John O'Rourke
Nine out of ten women of her class would have taken their dismissal lightly.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
I dismiss it from my mind.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
For Hank had obstinately refused to go home before the school was dismissed.
"The Hoosier Schoolmaster" by Edward Eggleston
This sudden dismissal, its injustice, requires an explanation.
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
He just dismissed the thing with a cymbal-like clash of laughter and plunged ahead with his story.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
Then, after I had been dismissed by the monarch, I was accosted by a person in the service of Rituparna, named Vahuka.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Dismissed by Kesava, he then descended from the car.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
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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:

Ron Paul can no longer be dismissed as 'fringe' by establishment Republicans.
Appeal to dismiss jurist in 'Tea Party' case shot down.
Romney's cavalier , dismissive judgment.
A grand jury in Houston has dismissed a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge.
Haley Barbour Dismisses Racial Controversies as a ' Charade '.
Santorum's dismissal of obvious class chasm says he's left reality.
At first glance I dismissed this title as strictly elementary – albeit an excellent resource for elementary.
Chesterton dismissed his own book as 'moonshine,' but it endures.
As the story goes, the curator dismissively responded that Chicanos didn't produce art.
Making sure CEOs don't dismiss good intelligence.
Proof that LCG's SafeLight/SafeSpeed program works is hard to dismiss.
When last I visited the subject, my wife had dismissed my criticisms of George Clooney's political movies, saying I was being mean-spirited.
Council Dismisses Salary Cuts, Holds Tax Rate Steady.
Attorneys for Harlequin have filed a motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit filed this summer by three authors who charged that they had not received full royalties on e-books for works that were originally signed between 1990 and 2004.
"I want to encourage the Lubbock Police Department not to dismiss these reports or delay in the response to the reports," said Ketner.
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In science:

However we shall not dismiss the LRS models for this ”mathematical” reason, indeed we are going to see that also for a physical reason the model is not viable: parity remains unbroken.
Left-Right Symmetric Models in Noncommutative Geometries?
As a model of physical reality it can therefore be dismissed because it is unlike the universe we live in.
Closed timelike curves in general relativity
They can no longer be dismissed as curiosities occurring in non-physical solutions.
Closed timelike curves in general relativity
AGENT-0 are so extreme that it may be tempting to dismiss it as uninteresting (Shoham 1993).
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
As I said in Section 1.3, I am not so far gone in naturalism as to just dismiss the RDA on the grounds that matter is in fact atomic. I agree: a classical mechanical continuum could exist—prompting the RDA, modulo the above replies.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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