As nice as it would have been to dispense with the fairy tale tropes altogether, they are necessary here.
They also will not be allowed to dispense medications on site, one of the major draws for the clinics.
But he was always uncommonly gracious, a truly gentle man, willing to dispense wisdom and perspective when asked.
History is likely to dispense with the euphemism of "mowing the lawn" and call this what it is: perpetual war.
The question is not whether they are right or wrong but why they feel an impulse to dispense their advice in the first place.
The following season, should you then permit him to lift his game , it will be time enough to dispense with his “pointing dead.”
It was that unless I could dress more in the mode he could dispense with my attendance.
It corrects our philosophy, but it cannot dispense with the philosophical attitude of mind.
They found they could dispense with Mr. Carey's further services.
The stairs offer no difficulty, so I can dispense with your assistance, thanks.
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.