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Word: dispel

Definition: scatter; drive away; cause to vanish


Sentences Containing 'dispel'

And it is devoutly to be hoped that science will perfect a method of color photography finally to dispel this illusion.
But passing his hand across his forehead as if to dispel his revery, he rang the bell twice and Bertuccio entered.
Oh, I entreat you, my son, if you had entertained such an idea, dispel it; and my counsel to you nay, my prayer is to retain his friendship.''
Should he reach destination methinks I shall have rendered some service to Your Excellency, as from many parts I am urged to send him off, so as to dispel the loathing and disgust caused by another Don Quixote who, under the name of Second Part, has run masquerading through the whole world.
The sight of the safe, the saucer of milk, and the loop of whipcord were enough to finally dispel any doubts which may have remained.
But the lovely aromas in that enchanted air did at last seem to dispel, for a moment, the cankerous thing in his soul.

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