Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


A writer who guesses his way to the truth and dispels it with a tempest of words.

It is like a flash which dispels the night in a prairie thunderstorm.

Science, no less than common sense, dispels Christian superstition.

There is movement now, it brings life and dispels the gloom.

The sun shines and dispels the darkness, and makes it light.

A close reading of the article, however, dispels this impression.

The saint's winding-sheet, carried in procession, dispels the plague that had been ravaging the city.

The morning sun dispels the mist, and in an hour the gay frost-work vanishes.

The morning sun dispels the cold mist that hangs about the mountain peaks, and in a few hours the snow is melted.

The light in some fashion interfered or dispels the racket that spawns the darkness.