This Jackie is harshly judgmental, dispensing petty opinions that say as much about her as they do the objects of her disdain.
dispensing money to make problems go away was not an unusual thing for Michael Jackson back in his heyday.
Public-relations reps and crisis-communications counselors have made careers of dispensing advice on such matters.
This is not a popularity contest, it is about dispensing justice.
For starters, your vital organs already do a pretty good job of dispensing with toxins.
dispensing information was a habit which Peter Corke incorrigibly established—one of the things she could not help.
How could she shrink from the blessedness of dispensing the divine mercy?
Amongst these Picard was holding forth loudly, dispensing as usual his excellent cigars with the utmost liberality.
The strongest, by dispensing his over many, may fail to accomplish anything.
To-morrow or the next day I must make that new will, dispensing with the shutting-up of the flat.
early 14c., from Old French dispenser "give out" (13c.), from Latin dispensare "disburse, administer, distribute (by weight)," frequentative of dispendere "pay out," from dis- "out" (see dis-) + pendere "to pay, weigh" (see pendant).
In Medieval Latin, dispendere was used in the ecclesiastical sense of "grant license to do what is forbidden or omit what is required" (a power of popes, bishops, etc.), and thus acquired a sense of "grant remission from punishment or exemption from law," hence "to do away with" (1570s), "do without" (c.1600). Older sense is preserved in dispensary. Related: Dispensed; dispensing.
dispense dis·pense (dĭ-spěns')
v. dis·pensed, dis·pens·ing, dis·pens·es
To prepare and give out medicines.