What does "dismissed " mean in this sentences?
Roosevelt achieved a powerful mandate in his election and the Lend-Lease law. Nevertheless traditional forces of aloofness and separate-ness could not be dismissed, so it was impossible to say how far down the road that risked war the American people were prepared to go, or how far they could be led.
- 4 weeks ago
It refers not to be left out or removed from the subject matter.
- JudyLv 41 month ago
Disregarded. . . . . .
- MikeLv 71 month ago
A new account, eh? This one will also be dismissed.
- RPLv 71 month ago
In this sense, dismissed means either ignored or overlooked.
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- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
So you still haven't been able to lay your hands on a dictionary?
As I said before, all the words that you have asked about are common words in daily use, and they have been used in the book you're reading in their normal meanings. None of them is technical or confusing.
- LaurieLv 71 month ago
- Land-sharkLv 71 month ago
If means they could not be disregarded (ignored) without potential negative consequences.