arrange matters

See: settle
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Though Petya would remain in the service, this transfer would give the countess the consolation of seeing at least one of her sons under her wing, and she hoped to arrange matters for her Petya so as not to let him go again, but always get him appointed to places where he could not possibly take part in a battle.
Although he professes to be my enemy I have sympathy for him, and if he is reasonable perhaps we shall arrange matters.
said D'Artagnan, "he is not a bad fellow; I shall arrange matters with him.
After seeing the order entered in the book, I went on to arrange matters with Monsieur Rubelle.
Besides, I could spare a day easily to arrange matters with my landlord, and thus save myself the trouble of invading the neighbourhood again.
Besides, mother, you being sole executrix, and having the direction and management of the estate, there remained little business, or I might say none, that I could transact, until you had had time to arrange matters to your satisfaction.
Now, we have noticed that judges in general so arrange matters that their day of audience shall also be their day of bad humor, so that they may always have some one upon whom to vent it conveniently, in the name of the king, law, and justice.
He said that his mind would not be easy until the whole thing was settled, and he begged me to come out to his house at Norwood that night, bringing the will with me, and to arrange matters.
Next she ordered another officer to remove the seals from the warehouse, whilst she presented the captain with a costly diamond, and told him to keep the thousand pieces of gold paid for the olives, as she would arrange matters with the merchant himself.
That would allow officers to arrange matters in a businesslike way and, if necessary, to defer some items to a less busy agenda.
Junjun and I went to the airport early as we had to arrange matters with the Cebu Pacific Air office.
An inhabiting like the one in Ansky's play was "something that happened to you out of despair," Elior says, "because if you'd had the choice to arrange matters differently, you wouldn't need the possession.