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dispel
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Wuthering Heights
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  • I thought, if I had caused the cloud, it was my duty to make an effort to dispel it.
  • In vapid listlessness I leant my head against the window, and continued spelling over Catherine Earnshaw — Heathcliff — Linton, till my eyes closed; but they had not rested five minutes when a glare of white letters started from the dark, as vivid as spectres — the air swarmed with Catherines; and rousing myself to dispel the obtrusive name, I discovered my candle-wick reclining on one of the antique volumes, and perfuming the place with an odour of roasted calf-skin.

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  • trying to dispel common myths about dieting
  • This should dispel any doubts.

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