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refuse

(re′ūs″) [Fr. refus, denial, rejection]
Anything discarded; garbage, trash, waste.
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presidential hopefuls on their stand with regard to vaccine refusers. The comments, then the reversal and "corrections" to their comments is amusing.
They also visited Bryn Tirion, Shotton, where they met pupils aged 11 to 16 who have been excluded from school and are being supported by the unit to establish good patterns of behaviour, as well as The Learning Centre in Shotton where they heard from young people often described as school refusers being supported to get back into education.
"Schools do their best to deal with persistent truancy but they cannot, on their own, address deep-rooted social problems which lead to truancy school refusers", she said.
Although total length of hospital stay was similar in the two groups, averaging about 6.8 days, transfusion refusers spent an average of 2 days in the ICU, while controls spent 1.1 day.
But a talk given to Nicola and other `school refusers' led her to Tyne Metropolitan College and, two years later, she is leaving with a Diploma in Child Care and Education, an excellent attendance record, a place at university and a prestigious national bursary.
Police and Border Guard officials said that refusers would be fired outright, while those who fulfill the orders would receive a pay raise.