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dispel
used in Middlemarch

2 uses
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Definition
to drive away (get rid of) — especially a feeling or idea
  • The first vision of Rosamond would have been enough with most judges to dispel any prejudice excited by Mrs. Lemon's praise.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (79% in)
  • Bad work like this dispelled all Caleb's mildness.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (31% in)

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