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dissipate
used in Middlemarch

7 uses
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Definition
to gradually disappear; or to gradually waste
  • There was a vague uneasiness associated with the word "unsteady" which she hoped Rosamond might say something to dissipate.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (95% in)
  • Most of those who saw Fred riding out of Middlemarch in company with Bambridge and Horrock, on his way of course to Houndsley horse-fair, thought that young Vincy was pleasure-seeking as usual; and but for an unwonted consciousness of grave matters on hand, he himself would have had a sense of dissipation, and of doing what might be expected of a gay young fellow.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (9% in)
  • The fire was not dissipated yet, and she thought it was ignoble in her husband not to apologize to her.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (60% in)
  • It would be a graceful, easy way of piecing on the new habits to the old, to have a few playful words with Rosamond about his resistance to dissipation, and his firm resolve to take long fasts even from sweet sounds.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (79% in)
  • It was generally known in Middlemarch that a good deal of money was lost and won in this way; and the consequent repute of the Green Dragon as a place of dissipation naturally heightened in some quarters the temptation to go there.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (33% in)
  • He listened eagerly to what Lydgate had to say in dissipation of his fears, though this too was only repetition; and this moment in which Bulstrode was receiving a medical opinion with a sense of comfort, seemed to make the communication of a personal need to him easier than it had been in Lydgate's contemplation beforehand.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (45% in)
  • Hence he made his preparations at first in a conditional way, wishing to leave on all sides an opening for his return after brief absence, if any favorable intervention of Providence should dissipate his fears.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (55% in)

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