Usage examples for disenchant

  1. 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
  2. But they disenchant and chill you, don't they? – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  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. 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
  5. 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)
  6. 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