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Dispose, vb. 1) to arrange, to regulate; a) absol.: where they (her eyes) “resign their office and their light to the --ing of her troubled brain,” Ven. 1040. “put his cause and quarrel to the --ing of the cardinal,” John V, 7, 92. “you did suspect she had --d with Caesar,” Ant. IV, 14, 123 (== settled matters). b) trans.: “how thou pleasest, God, d. the day,” H5 IV, 3, 132. “all was royal: to the --ing of it nought rebelled,” H8 I, 1, 43.
2) to bring to bear, to make the best of: “so hot a speed with such advice --d,” John III, 4, 11. “four or five most vile and ragged foils, right ill --d in brawl ridiculous,” H5 IV Chor. H5 IV Chor. “when these so noble benefits shall prove not well --ed,” H8 I, 2, 116. “his blows are well --d,” Troil. IV, 5, 116.
3) to apply or turn to a certain place or purpose, to bestow, to use, to do with; a) tr. “the mariners say how thou hast --d,” Tp. I, 2, 225. “the children thus --d,” Err. I, 1, 84. “tell me how thou hast -- d thy charge,” I, 2, 73. “now to the Goths, there to d. this treasure,” Tit. IV, 2, 173. “we intend so to d. you as yourself shall give us counsel,” Ant. V, 2, 186.
b) With of: “d. of them as thou knowest their deserts,” Gentl. V, 4, 159. “my daughter is --d of,” Wiv. III, 4, 74. Ado V, 1, 303. R2 II, 2, 117. H4A V, 5, 24. H5 III, 3, 49. IV, 1, 149. IV, 7, 85. Cor. IV, 7, 40. Caes. III, 1, 178. Lr. V, 3, 76. The purpose or place indicated: “d. of her to some more fitter place,” Meas. II, 2, 16. “as she is mine, I may d. of her, which shall be either to this gentleman or to her death,” Mids. I, 1, 42. “I'll d. of thee among a sisterhood,” Rom. V, 3, 156.
c) Reflectively, == to do, to go (by): “to your own bents d. you,” Wint. I, 2, 179. “by whose letters I'll d. myself,” Per. I, 2, 117.
4) to make inclined: “there is an idle banquet attends you: please you to d. yourselves,” Tim. I, 2, 161 (i. e. to fall to). --ed == inclined: “--d to set me light,” Sonn. 88, 1. “to sleep,” Tp. II, 1, 202. H4B IV, 5, 17. “to be merry,” As IV, 1, 156. “to stir your hearts,” Caes. III, 2, 127. “to swear,” Cymb. II, 1, 11. “to mirth,” Ant. I, 2, 86. Cymb. I, 6, 58. And == affected, tempered: “to see how Fortune is --d to us,” H4A IV, 1, 38. “he's --d as the hateful raven,” H6B III, 1, 76. Cor. III, 2, 22. Caes. I, 2, 314.
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