• WordNet 3.6
    • n dispenser a container so designed that the contents can be used in prescribed amounts
    • n dispenser a person who dispenses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When the Pez mint dispenser was first introduced it was meant to replace the activity of smoking
    • n Dispenser One who, or that which, dispenses; a distributer; as, a dispenser of favors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.
    • n dispenser A manager; a steward.
    • n dispenser One who dispenses or distributes; one who administers: as, a dispenser of medicines; a dispenser of gifts or of favors; a dispenser of justice.
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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.”


In literature:

Rather death in the Danube than to dispense with it!
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Ventilators, originally supplied with the tents, had to be dispensed with on account of the incessant drift.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
It would be better to dispense with it altogether.
"Love and Intrigue A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
My companion dispensed a poisonous chemical.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
And the ripened fruit of all this philosophy she helpfully dispensed for Siward's benefit as bearing directly on his case.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
And so passed the time till the puppet-show was over, and my attendance dispensed with.
"Devereux, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Death, my friend, is common to all: we must submit to its dispensations.
"The Disowned, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
If they get the dispensation from Rome they will hurry events.
"The Velvet Glove" by Henry Seton Merriman
It is almost sufficient to fix the font in the synagogue, to witness so joyous a dispensation in behalf of the people of these islands!
"The Bravo" by J. Fenimore Cooper
She is willing to dispense with Lord M.'s presence.
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Her duty and her gratitude, she gravely said, to the Dispenser of all good, would secure her, she hoped, against unthankfulness.
"Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The support may be smaller in proportion or may be dispensed with.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
The East is supposed to be the dispenser of plagues and miseries to mankind, by the command of the Great God.
"The World of Waters" by Mrs. David Osborne
Those who feel they can dispense with the bandage use the tourniquet alone.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
I believe he even offered to swear to it, though I dispensed with that ceremony.
"Miles Wallingford" by James Fenimore Cooper
His business is a separate department, and dispenses its separate reward.
"A New Atmosphere" by Gail Hamilton
He put himself forward as the Lord of a new dispensation, the founder of a new religion.
"Bahaism and Its Claims" by Samuel Graham Wilson
She then handed me a letter from Archbishop Christie and said that that was my dispensation to return.
"The Demands of Rome" by Elizabeth Schoffen
Are we to continue in error because the dispensation has failed?
"The Assembly of God" by C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
He can dispense his money without attracting notice; but he must conceal his wife's art so as not to attract undue notice.
"Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch" by Ulrich Frank

In poetry:

O, Lamb of God, with all my sins dispense!
O, make my conscience void of all offence!
O, Lamb of God, at my last hour attend,
And to thy mercy take me in the end!
"An Earnest Prayer For Pardon Of Sins" by Rees Prichard
In health, I only did my God incense,
When sick, my pain I by my sighs express,
What can I else? unless thou shou'dst dispense
Thy Holy Spirit's aid, in my distress.
"A Prayer For A Sick Person" by Rees Prichard
If it be so, which nowise I believe,
There needs no waiting fuller dispensation
To leave a labour of so little use.
Why not throw up the irksome charge at once?
"Paracelsus: Part III: Paracelsus" by Robert Browning
Thy charity, like Tobit, largely deal —
To all that need, dispense around thy store,
And never with contentment eat a meal,
'Till thou some part hast given to the poor.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
All choice morsels I'd dispense with,
Table-flesh of priests neglect too,
Sooner than renounce my lover,
Whom, in Summer having vanquish'd,
I in Winter tamed still longer.
"Finnish Song" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
VI. Stagnate each feeling, frozen every sense,
Each fairy thought enrob'd in Languor 's stole;
No visionary joy can now dispense,
Or with "an airy nothing" cheer the SOUL.
"Apathy" by Sydney Owenson

In news:

"Dispense as written," or DAW , prescriptions cost the health care system up to $7.7 billion annually, according to a study by researchers at CVS Caremark Corp. Harvard University, and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
The Department of Energy ( DOE ) has set up a Web site link for locating alternative fuel dispensers.
This company's manually controlled dispensing systems can facilitate accurate dispensing through the use of a unique, normally closed, hand-held Model 200 diaphragm valve.
Church prays for special dispensation on parking.
Microsoft Outlook Keels Over Dead, Do-Gooder Gates Gets 10% Dispensation .
In movies like these, as well as in "The Master" and "Holy Motors," filmmakers are pushing hard against, and sometimes dispensing with, storytelling conventions, and audiences seem willing to follow them.
Self-serve machine to dispense license plate tags.
I made my dispenser from scraps of 3/4-in.
Hoshizaki America Inc offers new hands-free water and ice dispenser models DT-400-AR and DT-400BAH-OS.
We may not recognize names like Tork, Georgia Pacific, Bradley or Baywest, but they are all companies who make washroom towel dispensers , soap dispensers or waste receptacles.
Photos of the various dispensers can be viewed on their website at: www.unifiedkeysource.com.
Durham Wire, Hose and Tubing Dispenser Redesigned.
A worldwide provider of electronic petroleum dispensing equipment, has announced the release of its Pacific fuel dispenser series.
How To Properly Dispense Tic Tacs.
Chances Are You've Been Doing it Wrong- Tic Tac Dispenser Tutorial.

In science:

Charged particles emitted by the dispenser are deflected by statically charged plates in front of the dispenser.
Radio-frequency driven dipole-dipole interactions in spatially separated volumes
That infinite classical precision can be dispensed for because of quantization has already been noted by Finkelstein (Finkelstein, 2008).
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
The branch cut can be dispensed with by parametrizing the Riemann surface using η . A discussion of convergence in the η-plane is found in Section 4 (see Figure 4 in particular).
Complex Singularities and the Lorenz Attractor
In this paper, we have opted to dispense with topological spaces altogether and work almost entirely in the setting of ∞-topoi.
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
Since the camera itself is dispensable, it is omitted from the picture.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
We dispense with another superscript as not to overburden the notation.
Random walks conditioned to stay in Weyl chambers of type C and D
We show next that if the set A has some suitable properties we can dispense with the linear advice all together and replace it with only random bits.
Derandomizing from Random Strings
The dispensing of the glue dots requires 55 minutes per board.
Construction of a Digital Hadron Calorimeter
In addition to obtaining renormalizable mass for the RH neutrino through this mechanism, manifest unification of gauge couplings is also achieved purely by renormalizable interactions and, thus, non-renormalizable dim.5 operators used earlier are dispensed with.
Inverse see-saw, leptogenesis, observable proton decay and $\Delta^{\pm\pm}_{\rm R}$ in SUSY SO(10) with heavy W_R
For simplicity and ease of presentation we dispense with the presence of magnetic fields.
Random Block Operators
As du Cloux first observed, one of the results from Brink’s thesis allows us to dispense entirely it.
Computation in Coxeter groups II. Minimal roots
It dispenses the use of fiber bundle theory1 and is indeed a very powerful and economic tool for performing sophisticated calculations.
Geometric Algebras
From the methodical point of view, our main conclusion is that for a consistent renormalization one has to dispense with the auxiliary field introduced in (see for an alternative approach).
Thermodynamics of the pion gas using the O(N) model in 1/N expansion
The analysis of Hunt and Laws largely dispenses with the graph structure inherent in the choice of alternative routes, an assumption justified by analogy with earlier results of Crametz and Hunt (1991) in relation to the simpler model without reservation.
Loss networks
It is invaluable with regard to applications to be able to dispense with the Markov assumption.
Rate of escape and central limit theorem for the supercritical Lamperti problem