DISPEL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISPEL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
dispel
 v.  scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  Now that the deed was done, she realized this with a wave of homesickness hard to dispel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  The indication was a slight one, and a year ago Lily would have smiled at it, trusting to the charm of her personality to dispel any prejudice against her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
3  Even on her way up the stairs, she had not thought of preparing a pretext for her visit, but she now felt an intense longing to dispel the cloud of misunderstanding that hung between them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
4  But the lovely aromas in that enchanted air did at last seem to dispel, for a moment, the cankerous thing in his soul.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 132. The Symphony.
5  Employment, even melancholy, may dispel melancholy, and her occupations were hopeful.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
6  Of these, the Jew was, at all events, sufficiently remarkable to be remembered, supposing he had been seen drinking, or loitering about; but Giles returned without any intelligence, calculated to dispel or lessen the mystery.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
7  The sight of the safe, the saucer of milk, and the loop of whipcord were enough to finally dispel any doubts which may have remained.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
8  He now endeavored as well as he was able to dispel his gloom, which was caused by outward chance circumstances merely, and on the bosom of nature imbibe the milk of purest human enjoyment.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
9  But passing his hand across his forehead as if to dispel his revery, he rang the bell twice and Bertuccio entered.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 85. The Journey.
10  This affirmation appeared to dispel all doubts with regard to the baldric.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
11  The morning drum had just been beaten; everyone shook off the drowsiness of night, and to dispel the humid morning air, came to take a drop at the inn.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 46 THE BASTION SAINT-GERVAIS
12  I thought, if I had caused the cloud, it was my duty to make an effort to dispel it.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
13  I cannot describe to you the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me; I tried to dispel them, but sorrow only increased with knowledge.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 13
14  It had cast a gloom over him which he tried to dispel by arranging his cuffs and the bows of his tie.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
15  The General would usually pay a visit to the tents early in the morning, and his earnest, cheerful, encouraging voice would dispel any feeling of despondency.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter III.
Example Sentence:
1  The bright sunlight eventually might dispel the morning mist.
2  China, for example, keen to dispel its unsavory image among tourists of having poor restroom facilities, is sending twenty delegates.
3  We hope the programme will dispel certain misconceptions about the disease.
4  The sun soon dispelled the thick fog over the field.
5  I'd like to start the speech by dispelling a few rumours that have been spreading recently.
6  The word literally translates to 'dispeller of darkness,' or 'one who brings light.'