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dispel
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

4 uses
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Definition
to drive away (get rid of) — especially a feeling or idea
  • It was dim inside, with a damp coolness slowly dispelled by the gathering congregation.
    p. 159.8
dispelled = driven away
  • The remainder of the afternoon went by in the gentle gloom that descends when relatives appear, but was dispelled when we heard a car turn in the driveway.
    p. 171.2
  • dispelled = driven away
  • There were few women and children among them, which seemed to dispel the holiday mood.
    p. 216.7
  • dispel = drive away
  • In long equity hearings, especially after dinner, he gave the impression of dozing, an impression dispelled forever when a lawyer once deliberately pushed a pile of books to the floor in a desperate effort to wake him up.
    p. 220.3
dispelled = driven away
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