He has no taste for drink and dissipation, and yet his father can’t do without him.
And do you know, I came with horror to the conclusion that, if anything could dissipate my love to humanity, it would be ingratitude.
Every one knew, or had heard of, the extremely restless and dissipated life which he had been leading of late, as well as of the violent anger to which he had been roused in his quarrels with his father.
He gathered only that the young man was frivolous, unruly, of violent passions, impatient, and dissipated, and that if he could only obtain ready money he would be satisfied, although only, of course, for a short time.
I long for some dissipation.
"He was a man of good heart, perhaps," he thought, "who had come to grief from drinking and dissipation."
He is not greedy, no, but he must have money, a great deal of money, and you will see how generously, with what scorn of filthy lucre, he will fling it all away in the reckless dissipation of one night.
Love will be sufficient only for a moment of life, but the very consciousness of its momentariness will intensify its fire, which now is dissipated in dreams of eternal love beyond the grave’…. and so on and so on in the same style.
That lady, who had long watched his career with compassion, gave him the most judicious advice, to give up his dissipated life, his unseemly love-affair, the waste of his youth and vigor in pot-house debauchery, and to set off to Siberia to the gold-mines: ’that would be an outlet for your turbulent energies, your romantic character, your thirst for adventure.’
"I plead guilty to drunkenness and dissipation," he exclaimed, again in a startling, almost frenzied, voice, "to idleness and debauchery.
There are no more uses of "dissipate" in the book.
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Airborne radiation dissipates over time and distance.
Everyone is frightened right now, but the fear will eventually dissipate.