Dispassion to Displace
(Dis*pas"sion) n. Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy. Sir W. Temple.
1. Free from passion; not warped, prejudiced, swerved, or carried away by passion or feeling; judicial; calm; composed.
Wise and dispassionate men.Clarendon.
2. Not dictated by passion; not proceeding from temper or bias; impartial; as, dispassionate proceedings; a
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 weShak.
The business we have talked of.
[The] harvest men . . . almost in one fair day dispatcheth all the harvest work.Robynson
2. To rid; to free. [Obs.]
I had clean dispatched myself of this great charge.Udall.
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.Walpole.
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 expeditionShak.
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.Shak.
(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.Milton.