Dispelled
Dispel Dis*pel", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispelling}.] [L. dispellere; dis- + pellere to push, drive. See {Pulse} a beating.] To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a cloud, vapors, cares, doubts, illusions. [1913 Webster]

[Satan] gently raised their fainting courage, and dispelled their fears. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

I saw myself the lambent easy light Gild the brown horror, and dispel the night. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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