Definitions

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  • adj. Strongly disowned or denied.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of disavow.

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Examples

  • While a few retail stores we called disavowed any knowledge of such a thing,

    Engadget

  • While a few retail stores we called disavowed any knowledge of such a thing, PhoneArena has a ...

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • As far as I'm concerned, anyone who mocks John McCain - or any other American veteran - for that sort of disability isn't worthy to shine those veterans 'shoes. spectacular non sequitur, the Obama-Biden campaign has already "walked back" from - or, in plain English, disavowed - Sen. Biden's moment of decent shame:

    Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog

  • Here he comes to grips with the enormous task of reviewing contemporary history by recalling the disavowed and the forgotten: the victims, losers and lies that people wanted to forget because they had once believed in them.

    Nobel Prize for Literature 1999 - Press Release

  • Scott-Heron is being eulogized as the "Godfather of Rap," a title he disavowed.

    Slate Magazine

  • The remarkable discovery that "disavowed" implies liberal bias.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • The complaint, brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, charged that the Port Authority in March 2009 "disavowed" a 2008 agreement to let the church rebuild at 130 Liberty Street, next to its original location at 155 Cedar Street, and pay it $20 million.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • It kind of disavowed that there are strategic weapons going from Syria into Lebanon.

  • “Terrorists,” laughed Rutledge, “If that’s what you’re calling your disavowed agents, that’s fine by me.

    State of the Union

  • He said many of the legislators supporting Horner had "disavowed"

    StarTribune.com rss feed

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