Usage examples for disabuse

  1. I can tell you what, Miss Afy, the sooner you disabuse your mind of that prejudice, the better. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  2. I do not excuse the world's harshness toward the erring; but, after all, if you can disabuse your mind of prejudice you will admit that its action is very natural, and would, probably, have been your own before you passed under this cloud. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  3. In these cases the most important treatment is to disabuse the patient's mind of the idea that there is rheumatism, or any other constitutional ailment present, and to make him realize that the trouble is entirely local. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  4. But the Serjeant's wife, and the Serjeant's daughters, and the Countess, too, had all agreed that something if possible should be said to disabuse him of this idea. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  5. But I am resolved to disabuse their minds of this erroneous belief. – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
  6. He could not disabuse his mind of the insinuating presence of the two together. – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
  7. If he knew it, and suffered it to be, certainly he permitted it, because he willed it should be so; and why may he not determine that in his holy counsel which his wisdom can disabuse to the most glorious end that can be? – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  8. Well, first of all, I answered coldly, you may disabuse your mind of any notion that Mr. Collingwood and I were chatting with Doctor Foe in the way you suspect. – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  9. This may be a fitting opportunity to disabuse the minds of some about the amount of practice undertaken by a really first- class performer. – Indian Conjuring by L. H. Branson
  10. I hope my remarks on this head may serve to disabuse the minds of some of those persons who still entertain these extremely erroneous ideas. – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery
  11. Each of these charges was met by the defendant, but to no purpose, since he failed to disabuse the court of their conviction that the grandeur of his designs was only equalled by their wickedness. – Hellenica by Xenophon
  12. " And disabuse your mind of those fancies, George," he said, as they walked down to the gate. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn