dispense with


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In the first place he was sorry that Natasha, for whom he cared more than for anyone else in the family, should be lost to the home; and secondly, from his hussar point of view, he regretted not to have been there to show that fellow Bolkonski that connection with him was no such great honor after all, and that if he loved Natasha he might dispense with permission from his dotard father.
Pray dispense with this jesting, for I have no time, and really no inclination, to be the subject or promoter of mirth just now.
He hoped that with intelligent assistance I should meet with little to discourage me, and should soon be able to dispense with any aid but his.