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dissipate
used in Frankenstein

8 uses
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Definition to gradually disappear; or to gradually waste
  • Presently a breeze dissipated the cloud, and I descended upon the glacier.
    Chapter 10 (35% in)
  • Justine, you may remember, was a great favourite of yours; and I recollect you once remarked that if you were in an ill humour, one glance from Justine could dissipate it, for the same reason that Ariosto gives concerning the beauty of Angelica—she looked so frank-hearted and happy.
    Chapter 6 (24% in)
  • They made many signs which I did not comprehend, but I saw that her presence diffused gladness through the cottage, dispelling their sorrow as the sun dissipates the morning mists.
    Chapter 13 (25% in)
  • But it is this gloom which appears to have taken so strong a hold of your mind that I wish to dissipate.
    Chapter 18 (22% in)
  • I was alone; none were near me to dissipate the gloom and relieve me from the sickening oppression of the most terrible reveries.
    Chapter 20 (17% in)
  • As my sickness quitted me, I was absorbed by a gloomy and black melancholy that nothing could dissipate.
    Chapter 21 (70% in)
  • She looked forward to our union with placid contentment, not unmingled with a little fear, which past misfortunes had impressed, that what now appeared certain and tangible happiness might soon dissipate into an airy dream and leave no trace but deep and everlasting regret.
    Chapter 22 (75% in)
  • We were immured in ice and should probably never escape, but they feared that if, as was possible, the ice should dissipate and a free passage be opened, I should be rash enough to continue my voyage and lead them into fresh dangers, after they might happily have surmounted this.
    Chapter 24 (57% in)

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