Adjective "dismissing" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Order or allow to leave; send away.
  1. 'Raising his arms, he gestured for the throne room doors to be opened and dismissed the court in order for everyone to attend the dinner that had been prepared in honor of the princesses.'
  2. 'Peremptory challenges allow a lawyer to dismiss a small number of potential jurors from the jury pool without giving a reason.'
  3. 'Then, at Maglor's convenience, the servants were dismissed, with orders that none were to disturb them at this time.'
  4. 'Then the referee dismissed a Sports player for foul language and it fired up the visitors who scored twice, and in the end it was Swarthmoor who had to hang on to save a point.'
  5. 'The Queen gazed long at Estelle and then dismissed her with stern words.'
  6. 'The jury has been dismissed after deliberating for four hours without reaching a verdict.'
  7. 'He said gesturing towards Claudius' mother and with those short words he dismissed her.'
  8. 'He has little hope left of staying in office apart from dismissing parliament and the threat of violence by his fanatical supporters.'
  9. 'Langley dismissed the crew, ordering for an early start out tomorrow morning.'
  10. 'If you please, may I first before you dismiss me have a word with Shaugay.'
  11. 'Before they got up, they looked at Gunshinot as he spoke a few more words before he dismissed them.'
  12. 'They are also angered by company moves to dismiss five oil union members.'
  13. 'Minister dismisses Office of Australian War Graves head'
  14. 'The tribunal decided that the employee had been fairly dismissed on the ground of reasonably suspected dishonesty.'
  15. 'The agreement allowed the company to dismiss its entire South Coast underground workforce and re-hire the retrenched workers as casual or contract labour.'
  16. 'In 1579, Philip dismissed him and ordered his arrest.'
  17. 'Shortly after the report was published, a third faculty member was summarily dismissed on grounds of three days of unapproved absence.'
  18. 'That afternoon, the minister was presented with a royal letter dismissing him and ordering him to leave the country immediately.'
  19. 'Since the professor was not neutral in the elections, articles were published in the press, and he was dismissed when he disobeyed orders not to respond.'
  20. 'Until January, 2000, the forces were legally allowed to dismiss servicemen and women if they were found to be gay or lesbian.'
  21. 'A few days later, she says, she and a co-worker were both dismissed on the grounds of insubordination.'
  22. 'he told his company to dismiss'
  23. 'Australia were dismissed for 118'
  24. 'Leaders Beverley Town increased their lead when they inflicted a six-wicket defeat on Sessay after dismissing the home club for only 92.'
  25. 'Yorkshire need to win this match to replace Surrey at the top of the table and they got off on the right foot by dismissing their opponents fairly cheaply after they had chosen to bat first on a good pitch.'
Treat as unworthy of serious consideration.
  1. 'But in order to avoid dismissing such options out of hand, it's important always to have an open, but critical mind.'
  2. 'But political opponents sought to dismiss the latest moves to modernise.'
  3. 'I did what I normally did when she was analyzing me: I looked at her position from all angles in order to dismiss it.'
  4. 'Just because you feel passionately about something does not give you the right to dismiss your opponent as immoral.'
  5. 'Opponents, however, dismissed the reform claims as a sham.'
  6. 'Opponents dismiss all this as part and parcel of the politics of spin.'
  7. 'However, Kelly's opponent dismissed him as a light puncher.'
  8. 'So, don't dismiss surfing as a sport for Hawaiians and Australians only.'
  9. 'Instead of confronting the inadequacy of their intellectual and moral capital, opponents of the 1960s dismissed their enemies as immoral conspirators.'
  10. 'He offered critiques that required you to read and understand old theories, not new theories that allowed you to dismiss everything prior as irrelevant.'
  11. 'he suspected a double meaning in her words, but dismissed the thought'
  12. 'She dismissed my words with a casual flick of her hand.'
  13. 'The insidious history of this word cannot be dismissed easily.'
  14. 'For everything that there is to be said for this type of scenario of liberation - and it is a great deal - in the context of the present argument it can be dismissed in short order.'
  15. 'It had been easy for Johnny to dismiss the harsh words of Adam Tanner.'
  16. 'the judge dismissed the case for lack of evidence'
  17. 'The public order offence was dismissed and the assault charges discharged.'
  18. 'The notorious incompetence of the crown law officers led to the proceedings being dismissed on technical grounds.'

More definitions

1. to direct (an assembly of persons) to disperse or go: I dismissed the class early.

2. to bid or allow (a person) to go; give permission or a request to depart.

3. to discharge or remove, as from office or service: to dismiss an employee.

4. to discard or reject: to dismiss a suitor.

5. to put off or away, especially from consideration; put aside; reject: She dismissed the story as mere rumor.

6. to have done with (a subject) after summary treatment: A

More examples(as adjective)

"squadrons can be dismissing."

"officers can be dismissing."

"districts can be dismissing."

"criticisms can be dismissing."

"concerns can be dismissing."

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(dismiss)Late Middle English: from medieval Latin dismiss-, variant of Latin dimiss- ‘sent away’, from the verb dimittere.