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disperse -- as in: the crowd dispersed
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Great Expectations
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  • Long after these constitutional powers had dispersed, my sister lay very ill in bed.
  • There we were stopped a few minutes by a signal from the sergeant’s hand, while two or three of his men dispersed themselves among the graves, and also examined the porch.
  • Scattered wits take a long time picking up; and often before I had got them well together, they would be dispersed in all directions by one stray thought, that perhaps after all Miss Havisham was going to make my fortune when my time was out.
  • These were agreeably dispersed among small specimens of china and glass, various neat trifles made by the proprietor of the museum, and some tobacco-stoppers carved by the Aged.

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  • By the start of the second round, everyone at our table is dispersing among the crowd.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • We engaged in the preliminaries: small talk about Betsy’s family, college, career (all stellar, A-list, awesome), and drinks dispersed for everyone (soda pops and Clamato, which Go and I had come to believe was an affectation of Tanner’s, a quirk he thought would give him character, like my wearing fake glasses in college).
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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