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disperse
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Definition
to scatter or cause to spread
  • These few words were uttered with an accent that left no doubt of his sincerity; Dantes rose, dispersed the fragments with the same precaution as before, and pushed his bed back against the wall.
    Chapters 15-16 (51% in)
  • But however the mind of the young man might be absorbed in these reflections, they were at once dispersed at the sight of the dark frowning ruins of the stupendous Colosseum, through the various openings of which the pale moonlight played and flickered like the unearthly gleam from the eyes of the wandering dead.
    Chapters 33-34 (52% in)
  • The other members silently dispersed.
    Chapters 75-76 (34% in)
  • Morcerf paused at these words, quietly waiting till the cloud should have dispersed which had gathered on the brow of Danglars, and which he attributed to his silence; but, on the contrary, to his great surprise, it grew darker and darker.
    Chapters 77-78 (64% in)
  • The whole journey was performed with equal rapidity; the thirty-two horses, dispersed over seven stages, brought them to their destination in eight hours.
    Chapters 85-86 (28% in)

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