But the new images summoned by Philip’s name dispersed half the oppressive spell she had been under.
But everything was not strange to her in this new room; the first thing her eyes dwelt on was the large old Bible, and the sight was not likely to disperse the old memories.
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).