DISPERSE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISPERSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
disperse
 v.  move away from each other; cause to separate; cause to become widely known
Classic Sentence: (77 in 6 pages)
1  The guests began to disperse, some without taking leave of Helene.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II
2  Twice the marauders even attack our headquarters, and the commander-in-chief has to ask for a battalion to disperse them.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IX
3  The crowd ran after the Emperor, followed him to the palace, and began to disperse.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XXI
4  The Emperor went in, and after that the greater part of the crowd began to disperse.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XXI
5  crowd began at once to disperse through the village.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XIV
6  After that the generals began to disperse with the solemnity and circumspect silence of people who are leaving, after a funeral.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER IV
7  The crowd of Russians and Frenchmen began to disperse.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XI
8  In such actions, instead of two crowds opposing each other, the men disperse, attack singly, run away when attacked by stronger forces, but again attack when opportunity offers.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER II
9  Magua still disdained to reply, continuing his efforts to disperse the crowd.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
10  After which, Tamenund and Alice were removed, and the women and children were ordered to disperse.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
11  The man who had addressed Haley, and who seemed not destitute of compassion, bought her for a trifle, and the spectators began to disperse.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
12  The factory-bells had need to ring their loudest that morning to disperse the groups of workers who stood in the tardy daybreak, collected round the placards, devouring them with eager eyes.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
13  Dispersed are we, the music wailed; dispersed are we.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
14  One hailed another, and they dispersed, across lawns, down paths, past the house to the gravel-strewn crescent, where cars, push bikes and cycles were crowded together.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
15  Tom waited until the crowd had dispersed, and the bustle was over; and then referred to a posted list of trains, and took counsel with porters.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  Riot police fired in the air and lashed out with clubs to disperse hundreds of demonstrators.
2  The police were ordered to draw their batons and disperse the crowd.
3  The protesters stood firm as the police tried to disperse them.
4  Police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
5  Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
6  Police used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
7  Riot police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
8  The police fired tear gas into the crowd to disperse the protesters.
9  The population in this area is quite widely dispersed.
10  We were all hurled into the battle before the police dispersed us.
11  The Chinese are dispersed throughout the world.
12  The company commander rallied his defeated and dispersed troops.
13  Little Rock's schools were closed in a last-gasp effort to stop integration, its kids dispersed to schools in nearby towns.