So it is with all other dispositions
also, unless through lapse of time a disposition
has itself become inveterate and almost impossible to dislodge: in which case we should perhaps go so far as to call it a habit.
So far as the disposition
of each towards the other may be influenced by these causes, the State governments must clearly have the advantage.
She was a disagreeable little woman, no longer young, who had quarreled with almost every one, owing to a temper which was self-assertive and a disposition
to trample upon the rights of others.
Their gentleness, their genuine attention to other people, and their manly unstudied simplicity is much more accordant with her real disposition
, than the liveliness--often artificial, and often ill-timed of the other.
With regard to others, indeed, these orders had not been always very scrupulously kept; but as the disposition
of the gentleman with whom the partridges had taken sanctuary was well known, the gamekeeper had never yet attempted to invade his territories.
He had wound a red handkerchief round his cloth cap to give it the air of a turban, and his red comforter across his breast as a scarf,--an amount of red which, with the tremendous frown on his brow, and the decision with which he grasped the sword, as he held it with its point resting on the ground, would suffice to convey an approximate idea of his fierce and bloodthirsty disposition
That Julia escaped better than Maria was owing, in some measure, to a favourable difference of disposition
and circumstance, but in a greater to her having been less the darling of that very aunt, less flattered and less spoilt.
It shows an evil disposition
to take advantage of a friend in distress.
As for Jim, no disappointments have been severe enough to chill his naturally romantic and ardent disposition
It is therefore improbable that there should exist a disposition
in the federal councils to usurp the powers with which they are connected; because the attempt to exercise those powers would be as troublesome as it would be nugatory; and the possession of them, for that reason, would contribute nothing to the dignity, to the importance, or to the splendor of the national government.
Weyrother had been twice that evening to the enemy's picket line to reconnoiter personally, and twice to the Emperors, Russian and Austrian, to report and explain, and to his headquarters where he had dictated the dispositions
in German, and now, much exhausted, he arrived at Kutuzov's.
By discovering the enemy's dispositions
and remaining invisible ourselves, we can keep our forces concentrated, while the enemy's must be divided.