There were days when they assembled and then promptly dispersed again, frankly admitting to one another that there was not really anything to be done.
There are no more uses of "disperse" in the book.
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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).