Dispassion to Displace

(Dis*pas"sion) n. Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy. Sir W. Temple.

(Dis*pas"sion*ate) a.

1. Free from passion; not warped, prejudiced, swerved, or carried away by passion or feeling; judicial; calm; composed.

Wise and dispassionate men.

2. Not dictated by passion; not proceeding from temper or bias; impartial; as, dispassionate proceedings; a dispassionate view.

Syn. — Calm; cool; composed serene; unimpassioned; temperate; moderate; impartial; unruffled.

Dis*pas"sion*ate*ly, adv.Dis*pas"sion*ate*ness, n.

(Dis*pas"sioned) a. Free from passion; dispassionate. [R.] "Dispassioned men." Donne.

(Dis*patch") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispatched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispatching.] [OF. despeechier, F. dépêcher; prob. from pref. des- (L. dis-) + (assumed) LL. pedicare to place obstacles in the way, fr. L. pedica fetter, fr. pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Impeach, Despatch.] [Written also despatch.]

1. To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform.

Ere we put ourselves in arms, dispatch we
The business we have talked of.

[The] harvest men . . . almost in one fair day dispatcheth all the harvest work.

2. To rid; to free. [Obs.]

I had clean dispatched myself of this great charge.

3. To get rid of by sending off; to send away hastily.

Unless dispatched to the mansion house in the country . . . they perish among the lumber of garrets.

4. To send off or away; — particularly applied to sending off messengers, messages, letters, etc., on special business, and implying haste.

Even with the speediest expedition
I will dispatch him to the emperor's cou.

5. To send out of the world; to put to death.

The company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords.
Ezek. xxiii. 47.

Syn. — To expedite; hasten; speed; accelerate; perform; conclude; finish; slay; kill.

(Dis*patch"), v. i. To make haste; to conclude an affair; to finish a matter of business.

They have dispatched with Pompey.

(Dis*patch"), n. [Cf. OF. despeche, F. dépêche. See Dispatch, v. t.] [Written also despatch.]

1. The act of sending a message or messenger in haste or on important business.

2. Any sending away; dismissal; riddance.

To the utter dispatch of all their most beloved comforts.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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