The Hirst affair muddies the efforts to dismiss the Choe murals as an anomaly.
The Tea Partiers, in other words, are making a serious argument, which the left too often tries to dismiss by calling them nuts.
Before you dismiss me as a crank, let me be clear: Global warming may be the most serious threat of our time.
She issued a statement denying those charges and filed a motion to dismiss.
Finally, some dismiss Facebook and others for simply pushing a product and constraining rather than liberating consumer choice.
He swears, also, to dismiss all foreign troops within four days.
Thomson had many enemies, and Pope was persuaded to dismiss him.
Can you not dismiss the subject from your mind for a time, Homer?
You can accept the truths and dismiss into oblivion the men from whom you got them.
Let us dismiss this sentimental conception and consider the facts squarely.
early 15c., from Latin dimissus, past participle of dimittere "send away, send different ways; break up, discharge; renounce, abandon," from dis- "apart, away" (see dis-) + mittere "send, let go" (see mission). Prefix altered by analogy with many dis- verbs. Dismit, in the same sense, is attested from late 14c. Related: Dismissed; dismissing.