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refuse

(re′ūs″) [Fr. refus, denial, rejection]
Anything discarded; garbage, trash, waste.
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If you refuse him on my account, I must tell you the whole truth.
Could she say, "I refuse to content this pining hunger?
While he lived, he could claim nothing that she would not still be free to remonstrate against, and even to refuse.
Miss Woodhouse, as you will not give me your opinion, I must do as well as I can by myself; and I have now quite determined, and really almost made up my mindto refuse Mr.
Woe to boys who refuse to obey their parents and run away from home
Frequently I threatened that, if he did not do better, he should have another line: then he would stubbornly refuse to write this line; and I, to save my word, had finally to resort to the expedient of holding his fingers upon the pen, and forcibly drawing his hand up and down, till, in spite of his resistance, the line was in some sort completed.
Often she would stubbornly refuse to pronounce some particular word in her lesson; and now I regret the lost labour I have had in striving to conquer her obstinacy.
In MY childhood I could not imagine a more afflictive punishment than for my mother to refuse to kiss me at night: the very idea was terrible.
It has found a willing ally in the Bush administration, which refuses to press for extradition of murderers from Mexico.
If he still refuses to listen, report it to the community; and if he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a tax collector or a pagan" (Matt.
He refuses to admit, for example, that lembas, the magic bread the elves supplied Frodo and Sam with, was in any way reflective of Catholic belief in transubstantiation, or, for that matter, that the Ring as many have argued, referred to the hydrogen bomb.
Among the portions of the report the administration refuses to declassify are chapters dealing with two politically and diplomatically sensitive issues: the details of daily intelligence briefings given to Bush in the summer of 2001 and evidence pointing to Saudi government ties to Al Qaeda' reported Newsweek for June 2nd.