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used in Lucky by Sebold

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to gradually disappear; or to gradually waste
  • I had learned early that if I interrupted him in his study I had better have something that would dissipate his anger at being disturbed.
    Chapter Four (2% in)
  • Since that day, if I am made to wait long enough for something I dread, my nervousness dissipates into a steely boredom.
    Chapter Eight (23% in)
  • I looked down at his shoes to dissipate my rage.
    Chapter Eleven (64% in)

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