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dis uh byoohzd

  • v  free somebody (from an erroneous belief)
  • s  freed of a mistaken or misguided notion
    some people are still not disabused of the old idea that the universe revolves around the Earth

  • Think of Ghana and Zambia, which upon independence expected that their cocoa plantations and copper deposits would ease their way to prosperity and were quickly disabused of .
  • I was swiftly disabused of that idea.
  • If there were any true believers in such a rosy scenario still to be found within the Democratic party, they were likely disabused of that notion by the results of Tuesday's .
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  • The Bookout matter: What next?
    Conversations this weekend haven't disabused me of the notion that 1) Sen. Paul Bookout would be well-served by resigning from the Arkansas Senate because 2) it might mitigate the searching look he might otherwise get from both state and federal law officers. Bookout's own disclosure shows that he spent money from an unopposed election campaign on tens of thousands of dollars in personal ...
    Aug. 18, 2013 - Arkansas Times

  • Winston Peters in Forbes
    I don't want anyone in Fiji to be disabused in any way about how seriously we take this action,Peters said. "New Zealand is not going to take this action without a response. I want the interim government to be under no illusion about how...
  • Ronald Reagan in New York Times
    No one could live long in Berlin without being completely disabused of illusions,said Ronald Reagan in his speech calling on Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate.
  • Rick Pitino in Reuters
    Reality has disabused all but the most ideologically obsessed that our presence in Iraq would be non-contentious and that Iraq can be transformed spontaneously into an oasis of democracy and market economics which will, in turn, transform the... Jack Reed http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Reed&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEvvuDY2lTHVKcIOJdBzWGe8Saj9A Voice of America http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-07-11-voa89.cfm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEi_-eMcXyjgkqbRVQBrRqvJ4jUQw Jul 11, 2006 27979 37010 disadvantage When you have a play-in game, you have a disadvantage in preparation because you don't know which team you'll play for two days of practice," Louisville coach Rick Pitino told the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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