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disabuse
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
convince someone that an idea they previously had was not correct
  • It seemed pointless for me to disabuse Dan of his notion of my father's sincerity.
    p. 561.6
  • For students the age of my Bishop Strachan girls to spend seven weeks of the summer memorizing The Medea and The Trojan Women must have been an exercise in tedium—and one that risked disabusing the youngsters of their infatuation with the stage.
    p. 529.6

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