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Available for one to use whenever or however one wishes.‘a helicopter was put at their disposal’
for use by, in reserve for, in the hands of, in the possession of, within the reach of, within easy reach of, at someone's fingertipsView synonyms
- ‘He really didn't want to discuss the virtues and vices of having a female body at one's disposal with his far more hormone-driven best friend.’
- ‘With no other options at their immediate disposal, the students position themselves to resist this challenge.’
- ‘Ah, the wonders of an endless treasury at one's disposal.’
- ‘Life saving oxygen equipment is now at the disposal of both Geraldton Secondary College campuses.’
- ‘Carlow Golf Club put the course at the disposal of various organisations over the six days as well as notifying all golf clubs in Leinster of the competition.’
- ‘Dozens of cultivation tools are at the organic producer's disposal, he added, from rotary hoes to new machines that simply vibrate soil to uproot newly sprouted weeds.’
- ‘Clearly, art is a question of what one does with the resources at one's disposal.’
- ‘I think we have seen what I have at my disposal for next season.’
- ‘The field used for the parking of cars on that night was kindly put at the disposal of the organising committee by Percy Flynn and the Flynn family.’
- ‘The cinematography uses every tool at director Frank Darabont's disposal in order to capture the desired tones.’
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