disabused

[ US /dɪsəbˈjuzd/ ]
[ UK /dˌɪsɐbjˈuːsd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. freed of a mistaken or misguided notion
    some people are still not disabused of the old idea that the universe revolves around the Earth
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How To Use disabused In A Sentence

  • Then one of my favourite professors, a fellow by the name of Austan Goolsbee, disabused me of this notion by asking a simple question: What price will the owner be willing to sell the asset at?
  • It disabused the South African government of any notion that apartheid was selling abroad, and thus that they could shed their pariah status without putting an end to it. The Good Fight
  • He went into private practice "in hopes that I could be an independent Clarence Darrow type," but he "quickly became disabused of the notion that you could ever control your own schedule," let alone do it all pro-bono. Litigating for Liberty
  • I think Secretary Rumsfeld disabused us of that today.
  • And any reader who had imagined that her helter-skelter style was actually the product of careful contrivance will here be disabused.
  • some people are still not disabused of the old idea that the universe revolves around the Earth
  • If Wright had aspirations to fight in one of the war's main theaters after enlisting with the Sixth Iowa Cavalry Regiment, he was quickly disabused of the idea.
  • Most people wouldn't DEMAND to know someone's politics or candidate they voted for under the same rules you purport to apply to religious persons, so that they could be 'disabused' of their personal views and choices. [unpopular opinions] cost many readers
  • Of course, once I started doing the job I was quickly disabused of any romantic ideas I had about it.
  • Dr. Griffin himself made the amazingly wrong claim that there was not enough Xenon in the world to support large scale solar electric propulsion when a simple phone call to one of the manufacturers would have disabused him of that mistaken notion. NASA Faces Tough Choices & Needs an Administrator Now - NASA Watch
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