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dispel
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The House of Mirth
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  • The only difficulty was to introduce the topic and to keep it to the front; most people showed no desire to have their ignorance dispelled, and Mr. Gryce was like a merchant whose warehouses are crammed with an unmarketable commodity.
  • The indication was a slight one, and a year ago Lily would have smiled at it, trusting to the charm of her personality to dispel any prejudice against her.
  • The mention of the dinner dispelled Miss Stepney’s last scruples.
  • She knew Selden—she saw how the force of her faith in Lily must have helped to dispel his hesitations.
  • How then would he use his power when her expression of contempt had dispelled his one motive for restraint?
  • But at the very outset of Gerty’s campaign this vision of the green-and-white shop had been dispelled.
  • Even on her way up the stairs, she had not thought of preparing a pretext for her visit, but she now felt an intense longing to dispel the cloud of misunderstanding that hung between them.

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  • trying to dispel common myths about dieting
  • This should dispel any doubts.

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