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disposition (1 rare; 2 and 3 about equally freq.)
1. arrangement Oth. I. iii. 237 “fit for my wife.”
2. inclination, humour, mood AYL. I. i. 133, IV. i. 118 “a more coming-on ,” R3 I. iii. 63, Cor. I. vi. 74, III. ii. 21 “The thwarting of your d-s,” Rom. I. iii. 65 “your disposition to be married,” Lr. I. iv. 316.
3. natural constitution or temperament Wiv. IV. v. 113 “the villanous inconstancy of man's ,” Rom. III. iii. 114, Ham. I. ii. 169.
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