“To dispense” – What does it mean?

To_dispense You can download or share this mind map also from biggerplate: http://www.biggerplate.com/mindmaps/AmtxUlrq/to-dispense .

In “My Reverie” , a 1938 popular song, you can hear “dispense with”.

This is the lyrics:

Our love is a dream, but in my reverie
I can see that this love was meant for me

Only a poor fool never schooled in the whirlpool
Of romance could be so cruel as you are to me
My dreams are as worthless as tin to me

Without you life will never begin to be
So love me as I love you in my reverie
Make my dream a reality
Let’s dispense with formality
Come to me in my reverie

Our love is a dream, but in my reverie
I can see that this love was meant for me
Only a poor fool never schooled in the whirlpool
Of romance could be so cruel as you are to me

My dreams are as worthless as tin to me
Without you life will never begin to be

So love me as I love you in my reverie
Make my dream a reality
Let’s dispense with formality
Come to me in my reverie
My reverie

Here you can find other examples: http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/ .

In this song, you can hear how to pronounce “to dispense with”:

I can see that this love was meant for me
Only a poor fool never schooled in the whirlpool
Of romance could be so cruel as you are to me
My dreams are as worthless as tin to me
Without you life will never begin to be
So love me as I love you in my reverie
Make my dream a reality
Let’s dispense with formality
Come to me in my reverie

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