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dissipate
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Jane Eyre
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  • She stirred herself, put back the curtain, and I saw her face, pale, wasted, but quite composed: she looked so little changed that my fear was instantly dissipated.
  • He went to college, and he got — plucked, I think they call it: and then his uncles wanted him to be a barrister, and study the law: but he is such a dissipated young man, they will never make much of him, I think.
  • I tried dissipation — never debauchery: that I hated, and hate.
  • It was Christmas week: we took to no settled employment, but spent it in a sort of merry domestic dissipation.
  • This St. John opposed; he said I did not want dissipation, I wanted employment; my present life was too purposeless, I required an aim; and, I suppose, by way of supplying deficiencies, he prolonged still further my lessons in Hindostanee, and grew more urgent in requiring their accomplishment: and I, like a fool, never thought of resisting him — I could not resist him.
  • I have myself — I tell it you without parable — been a worldly, dissipated, restless man; and I believe I have found the instrument for my cure in — " He paused: the birds went on carolling, the leaves lightly rustling.

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  • Airborne radiation dissipates over time and distance.
  • Everyone is frightened right now, but the fear will eventually dissipate.

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