• (verb): Simple past tense and past participle of dispense.

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  • (adjective): distributed or weighted out in carefully determined portions; "medicines dispensed to the sick"

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  • Martin dispensed royal largess, inviting everybody up, farm-hands, a stableman, and the gardener's assistant from the hotel, the barkeeper, and the furtive hobo who slid in like a shadow and like a shadow hovered at the end of the bar.

  • In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: Prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only ‘in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.’

  • When the ale is dispensed from the cask, air is allowed into the cask.

  • Mind you, when it came to the US captain's decision to complete his fourball line-up with the rookie pairing of Bubba Watson and Jeff Overton, the Europe captain dispensed any need for interpretation.

  • And, true enough, the Mood Swings played on, the buffet kept heaping on beef and BBQ chicken, and the Bud Light -- dispensed from the side of a specially equipped van -- continued to flow.

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