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1(ill)to be indisposed — estar / encontrarse indispuesto formal
- Sometimes when my mom was indisposed or unavailable to pick me up, Mrs. Melfield would drive me to and from places.
- Nicole just broke up with Tom and she quite indisposed at the moment.
- Here, let me just wake him up… he's mildly indisposed right now, can I take a message?
- Fearless Leader is apparently still indisposed and couldn't make it to the studio to deliver his big patriotic speech.
- The year 1965 was a watershed: she replaced the indisposed Marilyn Horne in a Carnegie Hall performance of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia.
- Perhaps while your other assistant is temporarily indisposed, I could fill in for awhile, just to show my appreciation.
- A few years back, they needed a sub for the indisposed bass soloist in Samson.
- Most of them were probably indisposed right now anyway but I knew I had to get out of here.
2(disinclined)indisposed to + inf
- I feel very indisposed to help them — no me siento nada dispuesto a ayudarlos
- This is a benign rather than sinister story, and I know that some may be indisposed to accept it.
- When the council speaker should be indisposed to execute whose duties, the vice speaker shall act on whose behalf.
- Whilst not being a trend setter, I am not indisposed to being trendy.
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