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dispense with (the) formalities

To not engage in the niceties or etiquette normally demanded by the social situation, such as formal introductions, because more important matters are at hand. You can dispense with the formalities, counselor—just give me an update on the situation and be on your way.
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you can dispense with (something)

You can stop doing or get rid of something. You're still not allowed to borrow my car Saturday night, and you can dispense with the attitude. The library dispenses with its normal operating hours during finals week and instead stays open 24 hours.
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dispense with (something)

To stop doing or get rid of something. You're still not allowed to borrow my car Saturday night, and you can dispense with the attitude. The library dispenses with its normal operating hours during finals week and instead stays open 24 hours.
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dispense with someone or something

to get rid of someone or something; to brush someone or something aside. I think we will dispense with that subject for the rest of the day. We will have to dispense with the expensive gifts this year.
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dispense with

1. Manage without, forgo, as in We can dispense with the extra help. Shakespeare had this idiom in Timon of Athens (3:2): "Men must learn now with pity to dispense." [c. 1600]
2. Get rid of, do away with, as in The European Union is trying to dispense with tariff barriers. [Late 1500s]
3. Exempt one from a law, promise, or obligation, as in He asked the court to dispense with swearing on the Bible. This usage originally applied to religious obligations (to which the Pope granted dispensation). [Early 1500s]
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dispense with

v.
To get rid or do away with something; forgo something: The restaurant dispensed with its dress code in order to appeal to a younger crowd.
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We considered, however, that readers would understand from the claim "highly trained and qualified staff" that glasses would be dispensed by people who held a formal qualification as well as the appropriate training.
Significantly, these two exceptions to the DEA rule also allow for greater than a 72-hour supply to be dispensed in the home and nursing home settings, thereby allowing the Rx to cover as long a period of time as is medically indicated.
The ValiMed solution offers pharmacies a quick, cost effective, simple tool to further ensure that the medication being dispensed is correctly compounded.
OccMeds receives data electronically from over 50,000 pharmacies nationwide, finances the dispensed medications and bills more than 2,300 carriers for scripts received from injured workers.
In October 2004, IDC was awarded a patent in China for its Fresh Flow(TM) Tap, which allows beverages and liquid foods to be dispensed from a flexible package without breaking sterility, thus reducing or eliminating the need for refrigeration and preservatives and significantly extending a product's "use-life".
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UPMC is one of approximately 300 hospitals nationwide that use the robotic system, which dispenses an average of 550 doses per hour, or one dose every six seconds, for a total of 325 million doses dispensed per year.
IDC was recognized for its leading-edge aseptic dispensing valve which has opened new markets for shelf stable, low acid non-preserved products that until now could not be dispensed from a flexible bag or pouch.
The consumer can choose individual songs and create a customized CD-R that is dispensed from the machine only seconds after the secure credit card transaction is processed.
The Medco Health Nevada pharmacy, which began operations in 1996, last month dispensed its 150 millionth prescription.
This aseptic dispensing technology is opening new markets for food, beverage and nutraceutical companies by enabling high-end products to be safely dispensed from flexible packages," said Gary Allanson, IDC's President & CEO.
OB), a research and development company, is revolutionizing the way aseptic beverages (free from microorganisms) are dispensed from flexible pouches worldwide.
The valve's instant-on, instant-off snap action, combined with a smooth, clean, predictable flow rate, ensures that products can be safely dispensed from a flexible pouch or bag.
Maguire argues that for Process Control to have obtained such poor results on the Maguire, it must have by-passed the mix cycle altogether and just let dispensed material pour through the blender.
Investors committed to International Dispensing Corporation's (IDC) revolutionary packaging solutions for boxed and dispensed beverages purchased $400,000 of the company's convertible stock today.