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dismiss: S. is the earliest authority for the senses ‘discard, reject’ ( Tp. IV. i. 67 “the d-ed bachelor” ), ‘put out of the mind, cease to entertain’ ( Ven. 425 “ your vows” ), ‘to send out of court, refuse further hearing to’ ( Cor. II. i. 86 “ the controversy” ).
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