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Definition of Dole


  1. grief; sorrow; lamentation.
  2. See Dolus.
  3. Distribution; dealing; apportionment.
  4. That which is dealt out; a part, share, or portion also, a scanty share or allowance.
  5. Alms; charitable gratuity or portion.
  6. A boundary; a landmark.
  7. A void space left in tillage.
  8. To deal out in small portions; to distribute, as a dole; to deal out scantily or grudgingly.

Dole Quotations

Some people are born good-looking. Some have the gift of gab. And some are lucky enough to be born smarter than the rest of us. Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature does not dole these characteristics out evenly.
Simon Sinek

Horses are like people - they have different personalities. They can be nice, friendly and hard-working, or awkward, difficult and lazy. If horses were people, some would be on the dole, and others would be entrepreneurs.
Tony McCoy

My mum was a single mum on the dole.
Jake Bugg

We're told compassion comes not from generosity but from compliance. We're told kindness means raiding a man's hard-earned wages and sending them off to Washington so they - not you - may dole them out in courtesies and indulgences.
Allen West

The war effects me less than it ought. I can do no service to anybody by agitating for news or making dole over the slaughter.
Wilfred Owen
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Dole Translations

dole in Norwegian is arbeidsledighetstrygd
dole in Spanish is subsidio de desempleo
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