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Origin of dispensable
Examples from the Web for dispensable
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
We are thus once more reminded of the distinction between essential or unavoidable relational concepts and the dispensable type.Language|Edward Sapir
He believes that what is dispensable by the one, without loss, is dispensable by the other.A Grammar of Freethought|Chapman Cohen
Meditation (I speak only for myself) is the least dispensable of the day's doings.Mental Efficiency|Arnold Bennett
Please do not take this as an inference that all vocal teachers are bad or are dispensable.Great Singers on the Art of Singing|James Francis Cooke
How did we come by this significant knowledge that the immoral system was dispensable?The Meaning of Faith|Harry Emerson Fosdick
1530s, "subject to dispensation," from Medieval Latin dispensabilis, from dispensare (see dispense). Meaning "that can be done without" is from 1640s. Related: Dispensability.