Origin of dispensable
OTHER WORDS FROM dispensabledis·pen·sa·bil·i·ty, dis·pen·sa·ble·ness, nounnon·dis·pens·a·ble, adjectiveun·dis·pen·sa·ble, adjective
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How to use dispensable in a sentence
Many parents cannot afford to take unpaid leave, and those who do take time off often feel pressure to return to work or worry that they will seem dispensable.These Mothers Wanted to Care for Their Kids and Keep Their Jobs. Now They're Suing After Being Fired|Eliana Dockterman|March 3, 2021|Time
Dispensable human warmth is enough of a sell, even without the dolls and magical pictures on sale at her traveling carnival.
Even in the guise of a retired grandfather, or a dispensable uncle?
For those who remained, the departure of Axelrod and Gibbs sent a clear message: they were all dispensable.No Drama Obama’s Dramatic 2012 Reelection Campaign|Richard Wolffe|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We are again being tossed aside as dispensable pawns on an international chess board.
Ohio and North Carolina may be dispensable, but Obama has to have Pennsylvania (20) and Michigan (16).Michael Tomasky on Why Obama Shouldn’t Defend Gay Marriage (For Now)|Michael Tomasky|March 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By the time we crawled into sleeping-bags, everything dispensable was piled alongside the depot-flag.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
And deferentially he stood waiting, but as if conscious of being dispensable, to be asked to take her home.The conquest of Rome|Matilde Serao
We are thus once more reminded of the distinction between essential or unavoidable relational concepts and the dispensable type.Language|Edward Sapir
It did not seem to me profitable to be killed for the sake of a sentiment which seemed weak and dispensable.The O'Ruddy|Stephen Crane
The baron, my galling and dispensable old Hohenfels, would have arrived and scolded.