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  • v. force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings


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  • When Fancy saw a wash of terror chase away the mushy, lovelorn expression on Franken’s face, something tight in her chest relaxed, and with relaxation came enlightenment.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • Agno was a shade less controlled, for he could not quite chase away the eager light in his eyes.


  • It was an anxious moment when we entered the open place; any ill-looks in either party would chase away trust front the other.

    The Old Helmet

  • It is twelve miles distant from the Maçon, and a long and weary twelve miles it was to me, Mollie was so lame that traveling was painful to herself and her rider, and I could not chase away by a short galop, as is my wont, the painful thoughts that lengthened the miles to me.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.


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