dispense with

  1. forgo or do or go without
  2. give up what is not strictly needed
    he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey
  3. do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    We are dispensing with formalities
    relinquish the old ideas
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How To Use dispense with In A Sentence

  • The principal benefit is that we dispense with any assumptions regarding the size or distribution of the uncompensated pseudorange errors.
  • Yes folks its that time of year again, whereby as a dutiful parent I oblige my responsibility to dispense with two hours of valuable time to go and watch the Junior School Nativity play.
  • And you can even dispense with bottled water - the Pelion water is renowned for its purity and perfectly drinkable.
  • Ages, or among the Iroquois and Algonquins, make men dispense with corslets, even when the shield was worn, as in Homer, slung round the neck by a _telamon_ (_guige_ in Old French), belt, or baldric. Homer and His Age
  • At his best, Reynolds manages simultaneously to acclaim and to dispense with the trappings of fame.
  • I am now recovering well and have managed to dispense with my crutches.
  • Their function was to advise the monarch and if he chose to dispense with their advice, so be it.
  • To conclude all: That man that can dispense with himself, as to moral duties, that makes no conscience of telling a lie, or breaking his word; what badge soever he may wear, what title soever he may call himself by, it is as impossible that such a man should be a true The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 06.
  • Certain notions about the inefficacy of alarms had made him dispense with one. OUTCAST
  • After settling in Weimar he initially used the minor composers August Conradi and Raff as amanuenses and orchestration assistants, though later he acquired enough experience to dispense with any help.
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