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The crowd dispersed, disappointed; cheated out of their anticipated scene of an arrest for horse-stealing.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Battle of Shipton moor; prince Henry dispersed the 8,000 insurgents under Scroop, by seizing the persons of their leaders.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The fleet was dispersed by a storm, and compelled to rendezvous at Corunna for repairs.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The hound followed Bruce, who gradually dispersed his company,66 at last keeping only his foster-brother with him.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
His men, dispersed in groups, gave the garrison no chance to marshal for effective defence.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
They took up a position in Strathbogie, a little further north, and Buchan's force abandoned the pursuit and dispersed.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
The Lancasters are defeated, their soldiers routed, and many of their leaders dispersed about the country.
THE BATTLE OF HEXHAM;GEORGE COLMAN
It was not until even the dusty cloud was no longer to be seen that the gazers dispersed.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
When the curtain fell the audience rose to chatter and comment, and were a long time before they dispersed.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Jerry saw his opportunity; he knew the pursuit must be checked, or his whole band would be captured or dispersed.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DISPERSED

  • dispersed
  • exiguous
  • few and far between
  • inadequate
  • infrequent
  • meager
  • occasional
  • poor
  • rare
  • scant
  • scanty
  • scarce
  • scrimpy
  • skimpy
  • spare
  • sporadic
  • thin
  • uncommon
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