5. To set ostentatiously to view,

You've shewn how much you my content They are all couched in a pit, with obscured

design; lights; which, at the very instant of our meet- Yot, ah! would heav'n's displeasure pass like ing, they will at once display to the night.


Drydeni. Sbakspeare

Nothing is in itself so pernicious to comnuniDISPLA'Y. n. s. [from the verb.] · An ties of learned men, as the displeasure of their exhibition of any thing to view.


Addisong Our ennobled understandings take the wings 4. State of disgrace; state of being dis..! of the morning to visit the world above us, and countenanced ; disfavour. have a glorious display of the highest form of He went into Poland, being in displeasure with created excellencies. Glanville. the pope for overmuch familiarity.

Peacban. We can with the greatest coldness behold the To Disple'ASURE. v. a.' (from the stupendous displays of omnipotence, and be in

noun.] To displease; not to gain fa. transports at the puny essays of human skill.


vour ; not to win affection. A word DispleA'SANCE. n. s. (from displease.]

not elegant, nor now in use.

When the way of pleasuring or displeasuring Anger ; discontent. Obsolete.

lieth by the favourite, it is impossible any other Cordell said, she lov'd him as behov'd;

should be over great.

Bacon Whose simple answer, wanting colours fair TO DISPLODĚ. V. a. [displodo, Latin.) To paint it forth, him to displeasance mov'd.

To disperse with a loud noise; to vent Fairy Queen.

with violence. DISPLEASANT, adj. (from displease.] Stood rank'd of seraphim another row, Unpleasing ; offensive; unpleasant. In posture to displode their second tire

What to one is a most grateful odour, to 31- Of thunder. other is noxious and displeasant; and it were a DISPLOʻSION. n. s. [from displosus, Lat) misery to some to lie stretched on a bed of

Glanville's Seepsis,

The act of disploding; a sudden burst TO DISPLE’Ase. v. a. (dis and please.] Dispoʻkr. n. s. [dis and sport.] Play;

or dispersion with noise and violence. To offend ; to make angry: God was displeased with this thing. i Chron.

sport ; pastime ; diversion ; amuseTo DISPLE’ase. V. n. To disgust; to

ment; merriment. raise aversion.

She list not hear, but her disports pursued; Foul sights do rather displease, in that they

And ever bade him stay, till tíne the tide res newid.

Spensera excite the memory of foul things, than in the immediate objects; and therefore, in pictures,

His disports were ingenuous and manlike, those foul sights do not much offend.

whereby he always learned somewhat. Hayward

. Bacon.

She busied, heard the sound Your extreme fondness was perhaps as displeasing to God before, as now your extreme af.

Of rustling leaves; but minded not, as us’d, Hiction.


To such disport before her through the field, Sweet and stinking commonly serve our turn for these ideas, which, in effect, is little more than

TO DISPO'RT. v. a. [from the noun.] to call them pleasing or displeasing ; though the

To divert. A smell of a rose and violet, both sweet, are cer

He often, but attended with weak guard, tainly very distinct ideas.

Locke. Comes hunting this way to disport himself. Displeasingness. n. s. [from displeas- To Dispoʻrt. v. *.

Sbakspearl. ing.). Offensiveness ; quality of of.

To play; to toyi

to wanton. fending. It is a mistake to think that me

Fresh gales and gentle airs change the displeasingness or indifferency, that is

Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings in actions, into pleasure and desire, if they will

Flung rose, flung odours, from the spicy shrub do but what is in their power.


Locke. DISPLE'ASURE. n, s. [from displease.]

Loose to the winds their airy garments fiew;

The glitt'ring textures of the filmy dew 1. Uneasiness; pain received.

Dipt in the richest tincture of the skies, When good is proposed, its absence carries Where light disports in ever mingling dyes. displeasure or pain with it. Locke.

Pops 2. Offence ;, pain given.

DISPOʻSAL. *. s. [from dispose.) Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. Judges.

1. The act of disposing or regulating any 3. Anger ; indignation.

thing; regulation ; dispensation ; dis

tribution. True repentance may be wrought in the hearts of such as fear God, and yet incur his displea

Tax not divine disposal ; wisest men sure, the deserved effect whereof is eternal death.

Have err'd, and by bad women been deluded.

He should beware that he did not provoke

2. The power of distribution; the right Solyman's heavy displeasure against him.

of bestowing;

Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn

the next in his disposal ?

Are not the blessings both of this world and From his displeasure. Though the reciprocalness of the injury ought

Milton. 3. Government ; management; conduct.

We shall get more true and clear knowledge to allay the displeasure at it, yet men so much more consider what they suffer than what they

by one rule, than by taking up principles, and

thereby putting our minds into the disposals at do.

Decory of Piety.

others. On me alone thy just displeasure lay; 4. Establishment in a new state ; But take thy judgments from this mourning sion into new hands. land.

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Tetuer. goud humour, and cheerful in liex tanult. Ara To DISPOʻSE. 9. a. [disposer, French ; the arts and sciences of female bra dispono, Latin. )

10. Ta DISPOSE Dr. To give away by 3. To employ to various purposes ; to authority. diffuse.

rural judge the per la beaury's pulte Thus, whilse she did her various pom'r dispers, The world was free from cyrants, wars, and 11. To Disposa ef. To direct,

Prior. The loc is cast into the lap; but the whee 3. To give ; to place; to bestow.

dispering thereof is of the Lor: Yet see, when noble benefits shall prove 12. 1o Disposa y To conduct ta Not well dispes'd, the mind grown once corrups, behave. They turn to vicious forms, ten times more ugly

They must receive instructions how to him Than ever they were fair.

Sbaksp. Of what you gathered, as most your own, you

pose of themselves when they come, which must have disposed much in works of public piety.

be in the nature of laws unto them.

Spratt. 13. TO DISPOSE of To place in any 3. To turn to any particular end or con- condition. sequence.

For the remaining doubl, Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose

What to resolve, and how sh.pose of me,
To future good our past and present woes.

Be warn'd to cast that useless care aside.

Dryolen. 4. To adapt ; to form for any purpose.

14. To Dispose of. To put away by These when the knights beheld, they 'gan any means. dispose

They require more water than ean be found, Themselves to court, and each a damsel chose.

and more than can be disposed of, if it wys tomd. Spenser.

Duvnet. But if thee list unto the court to throng, And there to haunt after the hoped prey,

To Dispoʻse. V. n. To bargain, to make Then must thou thee dispose another way.

terms. Obsolete. Hubbard'. Tale.

When she saw you did suspect s. To frame the mind; to give a propen.

She had dispor'd with Casar, and that your page sion; to incline : with to.

Would not be purg'd, she sont word she was dead.

Sluk puasa Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands so jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and Dispoʻse. n. s. [from the verb.) melancholy.

Bacon. 1. Power; management, disposals with The memory of what they had suffered, by at or to. being without it, easily disposed them to do this. All that is mine I leave of thy disporre Clarendon. My zouds, my hands, my reputation.

'Shakopo He knew the seat of Paradise;

'It shall be my task And, as he was dispos'd, could prove it

To render the thie Pantanal disporr, Milion, Below the moon, or else above it Hudibras,

Of all your a**943 *.*e teorir disporr, This dispose men to believe what it ttaches, Ous liberty's its any em chua. 'Dryden, to follow what it adiises.

Temple, A nan might do this sow if he were also

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3. One who takes from, and give to, though it be substantially true, concerning the whom he pleases.

form and matter, is also dispositively veritied in But brandish'd high, in an ill omen'd hour,

the efficient or producer. Brown's Vulg. Err. To thee, proud Gaul, behold thy justest fear, DISPOʻsitor. n. s. [from dispose.] The The master sword, disposer of thy pow'r. Prior. lord of that sign in which the planet DISPOSITION.n. s. [from dispositio, Lat.] is, and by which therefore it is over1. Order ; method ; distribution.

ruled. Touching musical harmony, whether by in To DisPOSSE'ss, v. a. [dis and possess. ] strument or voice, it being of high and low, in

1. To put out of possession; to deprive ; due proportionable disposition, such notwithstanding is the force therent, and so very pleas

to disseize. ing effects it hath, in that very part of man which

The blow from saddle forced him to fly; is most divine, that somc have been thereby in

Else might it needs down to his manly breast duced to think, that the soul itself by nature is,

Haye cleft his head in twain, and like thence or hath in it, harmony.


Fairy Queen. Under this head of invention is placed the disa

Thou shalt hold the opinion of Pythagoras, position of the work, to put all things in a beau

ere I will allow of thy wits; and fear to kill a tiful order and harmony, that the whole may be

woodcock, lest thou dispossess the soul of thy of a piece.

Dryder's Dufresnog.

grandame. Sbakspeare's Twelftó Nigét. I ask whether the connection of the extremes

Let us sit upon the ground, and tell be not more clearly seen, in this simple and na

How some have been depos'd, some slain in war, tural disposition, than in the perplexed repeti

Sume haunted by the ghosts they dispossess'd. tions and jumble of five or six syllogisms?"

Sbakspeare's Rickard II.

I will chuse

Locke, 2. Natural fitness ; qnality.

Mine heir fiom forth the beggars of the world,

And dispossess her all, Refrangibility of the rays of light is their dis

Sbakspeare's Timca.

In thee I hope; thy succours I invoke, position to be refracted, or turned out of their

To win the crown whence I am dispossessid; way, in passing out of one transparent body or

For like renown awaiteth on the stroke, inedium into another.

Newton. 3. Tendency to any act or state.

To cast the haughty down, or raise th'oppress’d.

Fairfax. This argueth a great disposition to putrefac- The children went to Gilead, and took it, tion in the soil and air.


and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it. Disposition is when the power and ability of

Numbers. doing any thing is forward, and ready upon This inaccessible high strength, the seat every occasion to break into action. Locke. Of Deity supreme, us dispossessid, Bleeding is to be used or omitted according He trusted to have seiz'd.

Miltoa. to the symptoms which affect the brain : it re

Restless Amata lay lieves in any inflammatory disposition of the coat Fir'd with disdain for Turnus dispossest, of the nerve.

Arbutbrot on Dict.

And the new nuptials of the Trojan guest. 4. Temper of mind.

Dryden's Racid. I have suffered more for their sakes, more 2. It is generally used with of before the than the villanous inconstancy of man's disposio dion is able to bear,

thing taken away.

Sbaksp. Charles resolved, with a puissant army, to · Lesser had been The thwartings of your disposition, if

pass over, and to dispossess the pirate of Tunis.

*Knolles' History, You had not shew'd them how you were dis

No pow'r shall dispossess pos'd, Ere they lack'd power to cross you. Sbaksp.

My thoughts of that expected happiness.

Denban, 5. Affection of kindness or ill will.

O fairest of all creatures, last and best I take myself to be as well informed as most Of what heav'n made, how art thou dispossess'd men in the dispositions of each people towards Of all thy native glories!

Dryden, the other.

Swift. Nothing can create more trouble to a 'man 6. Predominant inclination.

than to endeavour to dispossess him of this conAs they pinch one another by the disposition, ceit.

Tillotsex. he cries out, no more.

Shaksp. 3. Formerly with from. 'The love we bear to our friends is generally

They arrogate dominion undeserv'd caused by our finding the same disposition in Over their brethren, and quite dispossess

them which we feel in ourselves. Pope. Concord and law of nature from the earth. 7. Alsortment; adjustment of external

Milton. circumstances : not used.

It will be found a work of no small difficulty I crave fit disposition for 'my wife,

to dispossess and throw out a vice from that heart, Due reference of place and exhibition,

where long possession begins to plead prescripAs levels with her brceding. Shaksp. Othello. tion.

Sozib, Dispoʻsitive. adj. [from dispose. ] That

DispoʻSURE. n. s. [from dispose. ] implies disposal of any property ; de

Disposal ; government ; power; niacretive.

nagement. The words of all judicial acts are written nar

In his disposure is the orb of earth, ratively, unless it be in sentences wherein dispo

The throne of kings, and all of human birth. sitive and enacting terms are made use of.

Sandys, Aylife's Parergon,

They quietly surrendered both it and themDispoʻSITIVELY. adv. (from disposi

selves to his disposure. Sandys' Journey.

Whilst they murmur against the present distive.]

posure of things, they do tacitly desire in them a 1. In a dispositive manner.

'difformity from the primitive rule, and the idea 2. Respecting individuals; distributively. of that mind that formed all things best. That axiom in philosophy, that the generaticn

Brown's Pulgar Erroaró. et one thing is the corruption of another, als 2. State; posture.


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They remained in a kind of warlike disposure, I need not offer any thing farther in support
or perhaps little better.

Wotton. of one, or in disproof of the other. Rogers.
Dispra'ise. 7. so [dis and praise.] To DISPRO'PERTY. v. a. [dis and pro-
Blame ; censure ; dishonour.

perty.) To dispossess of any property.
If I can do it

By aught that I can speak in his dispraise. DISPROPOʻRtion. n. s. [dis and propor-
She shall not long continue love to him. Shaksp.

tion.] Unsuitableness in form or quan-
To me reproach
Rather belongs, distrust, and ail dispraise.

tity of one thing, or one part of the

Milton. same thing, to another ; want of sym-
Nething is here for tears, nothing to wail metry ; disparity.
Or knock the breasts; no weakness; no con- Not to affect many proposed matches

Of her own clime, complexion, and degree,
Dispraise, or blame.

Milton's Agonistes. Whereto we see in all things nature tends:
I need not raise

Foh! one may smell, in such, a will most rank,
Trophies to thee from other men's dispraise. Foul disproportior; thoughts unnatural. Sbatsp.


Reasoning, I oft admire
Looks fright not men: the general has seen How nature, wise and frugal, could commit

Such disproportions; with superfluous hand
With as bad faces; no dispraise to Bertran's. So many nobler bodies to create,

Dryden. Greater, so many fold, to this one use, Milton.
If any writer shall do this paper so much ho- Perhaps, from greatness, state and pride,
Daur as to inscribe the title of it to others, the Thus surprised, she may fall;
whole praise or dispraise of such a performance Sleep does disproportion hide,,
will belong to some other author. Addison. And, death resembling, equals all. Waller.
My faults will not be hid, and it is no dispraise

For their strength,
to me that they will not : the clearness of one's The disproportion is so great, we cannot but
mind is never better proved than in discovering Expect a fatal consequence. Denbom's Sophyo
its own faults.

What did the liquid to th' assembly call,
To Dispra'sse, v. a. (from the noun.]

To give their aid to form the pond'rous ball?
To blame; to censure ; to condemn.

Firsi tell us, why did any come? next, why
In praising Antony, l’ve disprais'd Cæsar.

In such a disproportion to the dry? Blackmore.

That we are designed for a more exalted bap-
No abuse, Ned, in the world; honest Ned,

piness than can be derived from the things of
Rone: 1 dispraised him before the wicked, that

this life, we may infer from their vast disproporthe wicked might not fall in love with him; in

tion to the desires and capacities of our soul.
which doing, I have done the part of a careful

Sbakspeare's Henry iv.

To DISPROPO'rtion. v. a. (from the
The criticks, while they like my wares, may

noun.) To mismatch; to join things diafraise my writing.

Spartaior. Dispra'Isér. n. š. [from dispraise.] A

unsuitable in quantity or forin; to join

unfitly. censurer ; one who blames. Dict. Dispra'sible. adj. (from dispraise.]

There sits deformity to mock my body,

To shape my legs of an unequal size, Unworthy of commendation. Dict. To disproportion me in every part.

Sbaksp. Dispral'singly. adv. [from dispraise.]

Distance and men's fears have so enlarged the

truth, and so disproportioned every thing, that Michael Cassio!

we have made the little troop of discontents a
That came a wcoing with you; many a time,

gallant army, and already measured by the evene
ing shadow

sbakspeare's Othello.

Musick craveth your acquaintance: many are
of such disproportioned spirits, that they avoid

In this We on earth, with undiscording voice,
word, and a few others, dis has the

May rightly answer that melodious noise;
same force as in Latin composition,

As once we did, till disproportion'd sin and means different ways ; in different

Jarr'd against nature's chiine.

DISPROPOʻRTIONABLE. adj. (from dis-

proportion.]' Unsuitable in form or

quantity; not duly regulated in regard Spenser.

to something else.

Doubts and tears are the sharpest passions :
through these false opticks all that you see is like
the evening shadows, disproportionable to the
truth, and strangely longer than the true subo

Spenser. Had the obliquity becn greater, the earth had

not been able to endure the disproportionaile
differences of season,

We are apt to set too great a value on tempo-

ral blessings, and have too low and disproportione
Dict. able esteem of spiritual.

Smalridges futation; conviction of errour or false.

There is no wine of so strong a body as to bear such a dispraportionable quantity of water as sixty parts.

Broome. 1 DISPROPO'RTIONABLENESS, n. s. [from

disproportionabla.] Unsuitableness to Atlerbury,

something else.

With blame; with censure.

Hith ta'en your part.

When ! have spoke of you dispraisingly,
Te Dispre’ad. v. a. (dis and spread.]
To spread different ways.,

her company.

directions. This word is poetical.

As morning sun her beams dispreaden clear,
And in her face fair cruth and inercy doth ap-

Over him, art, striving to compare
With naturc, did an arbour green dispread,
Framed of wanton ivy, flowing fair,
Through which the fragrant eglantine did spread
His pricking arms, entail'd with roses rcd.

Aboxe, below, around, with art dispread,
The sure inclosure folds the ger:ial bed. Pope.
Disproʻfit. n. s. [dis and profit.] Loss ;
damage; detriment.
DISPRO’of. n. s. [dis and proof.] Con-



His remark contains the grounds of his doctrine, and offers at somewhat towards the disa froof of mine


DISPROPOʻRTIONABLY, adv. [from dis. No leases of any part of the said lands shall proportion.] Unsuitably; not symme

ever be made, other than leases for years not trically.

exceeding thirty-one, in possession, and not in We have no reason to think much to sacrifice

reversion or remainder, and not dispunisbable of to God our dearest interests in this world if we

Swift's Last Wil.

To DISPU'RSE. v. a. (dis and purse.] TO consider how disproportionably great the reward

of our sufferings shall be in another. Tillotson, pay; to disburse. It is not certain DISPROPOʻRTIONAL. adj. (from dispro. that the following passage should not be portion.] Disproportionable; unsym

written disburse. metrical; unsuitable in quantity or

Many a pound of my own proper store,

Because I would not tax the needy commons, form to something else.

Have i dispursed to the garrisons, DISPROPOʻRTIONALLY. adv. [from dis- And never ask'd for restitution. Sbaksp. proportional.] Unsuitably with respect DISPUʻTABLE. adj. (from dispute.) to quantity or value.

1. Liable to contest; controvertible; that DISPROPOʻRTIONATE, adj. [from dis- for which something may be alleged on proportion.] Unsymmetrical ; unsuit

opposite sides. able to something else in bulk, forin, If they are not in themselves disputable, why or value.

are they so much disputed ?

Soutb. None of our members are crooked or distort- 2. Lawful to be contested. ed, or disproportionate to the rest, either in ex- Until any point is determined to be a law, it cess or defect.

Ray. remains disputable by every subject. Swift It is plain that men have agreed to a dispro- Di's PUTANT. n. š. (from dispute ; dispu. portionate and unequal possession of the earth.

tans, Latin.] A controvertist; an ar.

Locke. DISPROPOʻRTIONATELY. adv. (from

guer ; a reasoner.

Notwithstanding these learned disputants, it disproportionate.] Unsuitably; unsym. was to the unscholastick statesman that the metricaiiy.

world owed their peace, defence, and liberties. DISPROPO'RTIONATENESS. n. s. [from

Locke, disproportionale. ] Unsuitableness in Our disputants put me in mind of the skuttle bulk, form, or value.

fish, that, when he is unable to extricate himTo DISPROʻVE. v. a. [dis and prove.]

self, blackens all the water about him till he becomes invisible.

Spectator. 1. To confute an assertion; to convict of DissPUTANT. adj. Disputing ; engaged errour or falsehood.

in controversy. Not in use. This exposition they plainly disprove, and

Thou there wast found shew by manifest reason, that of David the words of David could not possibly be meant.

Among the gravest rabbies, disputant

On points and questions fitting Moses' chair. Hooker.

Millan, This Westmoreland maintains, DISPUTA’TION. n. s. [from disputatio, And Warwick shall disprove it.

The traitor's odious name

Latin.] * I first return, and then disprove thy claim.

1. The skill of controversy ; argumenta. Dryden's Fables.

tion. It is easier to affirm than to disprove. Holder.

Consider what the learning of disputation That false supposition I advanced in order to


of disprove it, and by that means to prove the truth themselves or others, whose business is only the of my doctrine. Atterbury vain ostentation of sounds.

Locke, We see the same assertions produced again, 2. Controversy ; argumental contest. without notice of what hath been said to disprove Well do I find, by the wise knitting together them.


of your answer, that any disputation I can use is 2. To convict of a practice of errour. as much too weak as I unworthy, Sidney.

They behold those things disproved, disannul- 'Till some admirable or unusual accident hap. led, and rejected, which use had made in a man- pens, as it hath in some, to work the beginning ner natural

Hooker. of a better alteration in the mind, disputation If God did not forbid all indifferent ceremo- about the knowledge of God commonly, prenics, then our conformity with the church of vaileth little.

Hooker, Rome in some such is not hitherto as yet dis- DISPUTA’TIOUS. adj. [from dispute. ) proved, although papists were unto us as hea

Inclined to dispute ; cavilling. thens were unto Israel.


A man must be of a very disputatious temper, 3. To disapprove; to disallow. Some things are good, yet in so mean a degree

that enters into state controversies with any of the fair sex.

Addison, of goodness, that men are only not disproved, DISPUʻTATIVE. adj. (from dispute.] Dis

nor disallowed of God for them. Hooker, DISPROʻVER. 1., s. [from disprove.]

posed to debate; argumentative. 1. One that disproves or contutes.

Perhaps this practice might not so easily be 2. One that blames; a censurer: if the

perverted, as to raise a cavilling, disputative, and

sceptical temper in the minds of youth. Watts, following passage be not ill printed for To DISPUŠTE, V. n. [disputo, Latin.] disapprover.

To contend by argument; to alterThe single example that our annals have

cate ; to debate ; to argue ; to con, yielded of two extremes, within so short time,

trovert. by most of the same commenders and disprovers, would require no slight memorial. Wotton.

If attempts of the pen have often proved un. DISPU’NISHABLE. adj. [dis and puniska

fit, those of the sword are more so, and fighting

is a werse expedient than disputing. ble.] Without penal restraint.

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