Usage examples for disabuse

  1. They have not seen or known life as a whole, and, therefore, no sound ethical view can possibly disabuse them of the heresy. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  2. Disabuse yourselves of that impression. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  3. If there is any man's testimony we may accept about our Lord it is that of the Baptist, who, from his close contact with the most profligate and with the most spiritual of the people, saw what they needed, and saw in Jesus power to give it; the business of whose life it was to make Him out, and to arrive at certain information regarding Him; a man whose own elevation and force of character made many fancy he was the Messiah, but who hastened to disabuse their minds of such an idea, because his very elevation gave him capacity to see how infinitely above him the true Christ was. – The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I by Marcus Dods
  4. He could not disabuse his mind of the insinuating presence of the two together. – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
  5. But I am resolved to disabuse their minds of this erroneous belief. – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. I must go and disabuse her of the notion. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  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. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The school did not disabuse her of this pleasing optimism. – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  15. 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
  16. " And disabuse your mind of those fancies, George," he said, as they walked down to the gate. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  17. I can tell you what, Miss Afy, the sooner you disabuse your mind of that prejudice, the better. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood