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dis uh byoohs

  • v  free somebody (from an erroneous belief)

  • The new deal is unlikely to disabuse Libyans of the belief that foreigners, rather than officials with their own government, are at fault.
  • It's one of Hill's missions in life to disabuse people of the idea that art thieves are cultivated smoothies.
  • Bai tried to disabuse the audience of this stereotype.
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  • Michael Gene Sullivan: Bread and Circuses
    We must arouse ourselves from the pleasant dream that everything is, basically, alright. We must disabuse ourselves of the fallacy that as long as we don't see stormtroopers in the streets our freedoms must still be intact.
    June 16, 2013 - The Huffington Post

  • Matt Damon in PopEater
    They kind of disabuse you of the notion of your greatness pretty quickly,Damon said. "There's a routine that you get into with kids that precludes you from going back to your single days. I'm probably more boring than I used to be. I go to...
  • Stephen Colbert in CNN
    I tell people, 'He's an idiot,' Colbert said, referring to his alter ego. "I say, 'Disabuse me of my ignorance."
  • Glenn Stevens in Sydney Morning Herald
    I'd rather not pick a number as the resting point. The markets are currently toying with something like 2% or 2.25%. I have no particular desire today to either encourage or or disabuse them,Mr Stevens said.

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