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dismiss (someone or something) as (something)

To reject something as something. The studio may dismiss me as a dumb blonde, but I'll show them how versatile an actress I can be! The candidate dismissed that negative news story about him as a total fabrication.
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dismiss someone

(from something ) (for something) to discharge someone from employment for some reason; to fire someone from a job for some cause. We will have to dismiss him from employment for absenteeism. She was dismissed from the bank for making many errors in one month.

dismiss something as something

to put something out of one's mind or ignore something as something. (The second something can be a noun or an adjective.) I dismissed the whole idea as foolishness. It was not possible to dismiss the whole matter as a one-time happening. Molly dismissed the whole event as accidental.
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Nevertheless, Nicholson marked the beginning of a general wave of procedural fairness that applied generally to the administrative decision-making process, although it did not alter the rule that only statutory office holders dismissible for cause have a right to a hearing.
A tiny number of grumblers might argue he doesn't deserve to be a household name, dismissing him as a pulp writer, but thanks to the French critics who recognized the underlying power of a certain kind of film and novel and dubbed it noir, as well as the breakdown of artistic hierarchies among critics in general, pulp fiction is no longer immediately dismissible.
Even if that challenge is dismissible, however, the question of the relation of the purported reality to experience remains.
Une piece" may not be the most imaginative assortment, but that isn't to say the show is utterly dismissible.
Downes selected them because of their "profound concern for how music might evoke--through both affirmation and negation--a redemptive or transcendent mode that so preoccupied the Romantics but which seemed, to many of their contemporaries, to be indisputably redundant, dismissible, or disreputable" (p.
I think the best test of whether someone is kissable or dismissible is whether you're involuntarily smiling during the date .
Some (BGHPSZ) are only in texts written in Latin and therefore dismissible, but others seem legit.
While scientifically this seems absurd in our times, like many other aspects of Derby's stories, the exaggeration soon becomes too frighteningly imaginable and too resonant with our own contemporary moment to be dismissible.
Foremost among these is the desire to show Quantz as an expert and distinctive composer, by no means dismissible as "gallant," if by that term (in a way, as facile as the quality that it purports to describe) is meant the sacrifice of contrapuntal ambition and deep emotion.
After all, rational people don't waste their time complaining about utterly dismissible junk (except, of course, for TV critics).
If Cornell's boxes are not explainable as pathological formations around lost objects of desire (reliquaries "where the subject haunts its desire like a ghost," suggests Hal Foster in Art Since 1900 [2005]), they are dismissible as "agreeable knick-knacks": nostalgic, sentimental, twee.
I get a strange, sadistic pleasure from watching their faces contort as they reconsider the woman who was more easily dismissible as Puerto Rican or Arab.
But bosses did take a dimmer view of physical and verbal abuse of fellow workers with only 22pc of those asked not agreeing it was a dismissible offence.
In Scarry's words, "The sublime (an aesthetic of power) rejects beauty on the grounds that it is diminutive, dismissible, not powerful enough"; indeed, "the sublime [.
The awareness of the "other" does not lose contact with Ingrid but shifts focus, abruptly away from Jaime, the dismissible ex-husband, to the all-absorbing presence of Miguel, the definite cynosure of an erotic adventure, as engrossing and demanding as it is perilously destructive.