verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM dismissdis·miss·i·ble, adjectivepre·dis·miss, verb (used with object)re·dis·miss, verb (used with object)un·dis·missed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for dismiss
Bluestone Coal lawyers had earlier tried to have the selenium case dismissed, arguing that it was preempted by the 2016 settlement.This Billionaire Governor’s Coal Company Might Get a Big Break From His Own Regulators|by Ken Ward Jr.|September 17, 2020|ProPublica
Republicans dismissed it as a wish list that included things that have nothing to do with the coronavirus.Why House Democrats have good reason to be anxious about no coronavirus relief deal|Amber Phillips|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Any of these efforts, on its own, could be dismissed as a conveniently worded attack.Trump’s increasingly overt effort to pretend Biden is actually president|Aaron Blake|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
He also dismissed the efforts of commercial space companies like SpaceX to build comparable technology.Charlie Bolden says the quiet part out loud: SLS rocket will go away|Eric Berger|September 11, 2020|Ars Technica
He dismissed as “attention-grabbing” a recent study in Hong Kong that confirmed the reinfection of a 33-year-old man with the novel coronavirus.Five days is long enough for a coronavirus quarantine, says Germany’s top virologist|David Meyer|September 2, 2020|Fortune
On Friday, the story had looked like it might blow over as Buckingham Palace sought to dismiss it as a “civil case.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen defends the novel against critics who dismiss it as frivolous and feminine.
This protest is not easy to dismiss as a right-wing anti-woman backlash.
If someone wants to dismiss this as do-goodism, fine, but it has real world effects.Confronting George Clooney’s Critics on South Sudan|John Avlon|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think if people were to realize that, it would be much harder to criminalize and dismiss us.
You are weary of her, too; all your Dukedom knows that right well—weary of her, and you dare not dismiss her!A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
But we shall not dismiss in silence the faith of Abel, Enoch, and Noah.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews|Thomas Charles Edwards
It is almost impossible to dismiss the idea that the victims of some disaster await the last solemn rites.Capitals of the Northlands|Ian C. Hannah
Already I feel assured of your consent; and, with my thanks, dismiss the subject.Secresy|E. (Eliza) Fenwick
She tried to dismiss this feeling, but it grew more definite as the morning progressed.The Blood Red Dawn|Charles Caldwell Dobie