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Sample sentences for the GRE study word dispel

dispel can be used as a verb

1.I thought, if I had caused the cloud, it was my duty to make an effort to dispel it. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2.Here with the cordial draught dispel thy care. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.It had cast a gloom over him which he tried to dispel by arranging his cuffs and the bows of his tie. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
4.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. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
5."I cannot describe to you the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me I tried to dispel them, but sorrow only increased with knowledge. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
6.This affirmation appeared to dispel all doubts with regard to the baldric. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.He tried to dispel these thoughts, he tried to persuade himself that he was not living for this transient life, but for the life of eternity, and that there was peace and love in his heart. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8.Oh the pains I have been at to dispel those gloomy ideas and give him cheerfuller views The carriage--we had disappointments about the carriage--one morning, I remember, he came to me quite in despair.. - from Emma by Jane Austen
9.For the first time he pictured vividly to himself her personal life, her ideas, her desires, and the idea that she could and should have a separate life of her own seemed to him so alarming that he made haste to dispel it. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
10.Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton

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