verb (used with object), dis·pelled, dis·pel·ling.
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Origin of dispel
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OTHER WORDS FROM dispeldis·pel·la·ble, adjectivedis·pel·ler, nounun·dis·pel·la·ble, adjectiveun·dis·pelled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for dispel
The owner was asked Thursday about the rumors that tweet spawned, and while he did not address them directly or confirm whether the meeting took place, he went further than he had in the past to dispel optimism about a possible return.Colts owner quells Andrew Luck rumors: ‘We have to get on with the business of reality’|Des Bieler|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
“The folks that said they would never become a gun owner were trusting the police to protect them, and that delusion has been dispelled,” he said.Fearing violence and political uncertainty, Americans are buying millions more firearms|Hannah Denham, Andrew Ba Tran|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
A negative would go a long way toward dispelling suspicions that she was somehow complicit.Katherine Russell Under Scrutiny After Female DNA Found on Boston Bomb|Michael Daly|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nadler subverts the potentially familiar plot once again, dispelling with a penstroke the possibilities for star-crossed love.When Surprise Endings Work: Stuart Nadler’s ‘Wise Men’|Nicholas Mancusi|February 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So Obama and the Democrats should spend part of next week dispelling the five myths that have the potential to singe.The Real Obama Needs to Fight Five GOP Myths About the Imaginary Obama|Michael Tomasky|September 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Later, in a statement, he added, “The White House has not done a very good job of dispelling the concerns of these citizens.”Harry Reid Is Vilified by a Press Corps That Tolerates Much Worse From the Right|Michelle Goldberg|August 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So just how lucrative—and widespread—is the business of attending meetings and dispelling wisdom?
There was a whole dream-dispelling work to be done before thinking of immediate action.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
We despair of ever dispelling these creatures by pungent pleasantries—of routing them by sharp censure.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile
Moonlight talk drifted easily into talk about artificial methods of dispelling darkness.Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The sun, with every promise of a fine day, was slowly dispelling the mist from the valley and woodlands below.Servants of the Guns|Jeffery E. Jeffery
And they recited mantras capable of dispelling Rakshasas and (to that end) also performed rites.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1|Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa