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  • v. Present participle of dissipate.


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  • The scattered, divergent, wavering life, -- what is this but what we call the dissipating career?

    Mornings in the College Chapel Short Addresses to Young Men on Personal Religion

  • At the same time, Cobbett organized the movement around parliamentary reform, and took personal credit for the fact that the system's old "divide and subjugate" strategy no longer succeeded in dissipating political resentment through futile "bickerings and divisions":

    William Cobbett and the Politics of System

  • The effect of them was marvellous in dissipating gloom, in reviving hope, and in inspiring confidence.

    The Diary of the Cable

  • But more damning is what many of them describe as a dissipating sense of possibility, a dwindling chance at redemption for a great city that, even before the storm, cried out for great improvement.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The Authentic Self sense dissipating in other words.

    Speedlinking 4/19/07

  • And second of all, I sort of don't like the idea of dissipating the energy that I bring to writing the column in talking out how I feel about issues beforehand.

    Thinking Out Loud: On the Personal, the Political, the Public and the Private

  • It does seem as if the funnel cloud that the top of the uppermost portion of it seems to be breaking up, kind of dissipating and the effect on the ground dissipating as well.

    CNN Transcript Aug 24, 2008

  • And now the good news is, is that it's kind of dissipating a little bit.

    CNN Transcript Aug 24, 2007

  • I mean, having to waylay [ph] money from one function of the budget through another just to keep cars on the door, that's kind of dissipating now and the pressure is off as gas prices continue to decline. Home Page

  • But at colleges, he said, "I think those old-fashioned ways of thinking are kind of dissipating ....

    The Shad Plank


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