Usage examples for disenchant

  1. After dinner he strolled to a not perfectly regulated theatre, in company with a brother officer; and when they had done duty before the scenes for a space of time, they lounged behind to disenchant themselves, in obedience to that precocious cynicism which is the young man's extra- Luxury. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. The " deep mind of dauntless infancy" is, in fact, the only revelation we have, except divine revelation itself, of that pure and natural life of man which we dream of, and liken to heaven; but we, nevertheless, in our penny- wise, pound- foolish way, insist upon regarding it as ignorance, and do our best, from the earliest possible moment, to disenchant and dispel it. – Confessions and Criticisms by Julian Hawthorne
  3. The old man couldn't tell him how to get out, and he couldn't disenchant the fruit- trees or anything. – Oswald Bastable and Others by Edith Nesbit
  4. They had cleared an area, using heat sweepers to destroy encroaching vegetation, and R- F beams to disenchant the local insect population. – Attrition by Jim Wannamaker
  5. Of course the passage will have to be played backward to get them to return, to disenchant the symphony!" – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  6. She thought Mr Proctor was coming to bestow a little more of his confidence upon her, and perhaps to consult her about his furnishing; and being occupied by her own troubles, she had no patience for a tiresome, middle- aged lover, who no doubt was going to disappoint and disenchant another woman. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  7. We see educated and pious Englishmen joining the Romish communion simply from ignorance of Rome, and have no talisman wherewith to disenchant them. – Literary and General Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley
  8. Here Don Quixote, too, broke silence, saying to Sancho, " Have patience, my son, and gratify these noble persons, and give all thanks to heaven that it has infused such virtue into thy person, that by its sufferings thou canst disenchant the enchanted and restore to life the dead." – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  9. Then he entered the hut and ordered the old woman to disenchant his brother. – The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
  10. Sometimes, she wrote him disagreeable things about Jacqueline, as if she would like to disenchant him, and then he said to himself: " By this, I am to understand that my affairs are not going on well; I still count for little, notwithstanding my promotion." – Jacqueline, Complete by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  11. Maggie welcomed the girls with effusion, let them metaphorically sit at her feet and proceeded to disenchant them as hard as she could. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  12. They dwelt on the altars of Venus that the Christians would lay waste; on the woodlands that the Christians would disenchant of their Dryads; on the hallowed Arts that the Christians would arise and destroy. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  13. But they disenchant and chill you, don't they? – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  14. A face too youthful for so hush'd a grief;- The worm that gnaw'd the core had spared the leaf; Though worn the cheek, with hunger, or with care, Yet still the soft fresh childlike bloom was there; And each might touch you with an equal gloom, The youth, the care, the hunger, and the bloom;- As if, when round the cradle of the child With lavish gifts the gentler fairies smiled, One vengeful sprite, forgotten as the guest, Had breathed a spell to disenchant the rest, And prove how slight each favour, else divine, If wroth the Urganda of the Golden Mine! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  15. It seemed to disenchant the air, so full a moment before of strange attractions. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  16. I saw quite enough of its barrenness from the deck of our ship to disenchant me." – The Story of Malta by Maturin M. Ballou