Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of refuse.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The exchange was merry, till one girl, a tall newcomer, refused my card, —refused it peremptorily, with a glance.

    I. Of Our Spiritual Strivings.

  • Bobby Jindal, the offensive Republican governor of Louisiana just refused, yes * refused* to accept $90 billion in federal stimulus funds.

    BlogHer

  • A Sony Music office in Mexico has been raided after the label refused to hand over the recordings of one of Latin America's biggest artists, Alejandro Fernández.

    TorrentFreak

  • Cardinals record, his label refused to hide their drawcard.

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  • The quotations here don’t make it clear, but the label refused to promote the record and video over this — the label deemed her “uncommercial” because of her belly.

    A REBELLYON AGAINST ROADRUNNER » Sociological Images

  • Notably, Agent Cain refused to answer whether the excerpts in the affidavit put events in ‘the proper context’ (Tr. 293) or whether he has learned anything in the seven weeks since he signed the affidavit which ‘would make any of the statements in your affidavit untrue?’

    Illinois Politics

  • Back on the witness stand this afternoon for nearly an hour, former Congressman Gary Condit once again refused to answer questions about the nature of his relationship with Chandra Levy, except to say that she was a "friend"

    Condit takes the stand in Levy case

  • Back on the witness stand this afternoon for nearly an hour, former Congressman Gary Condit once again refused to answer questions about the nature of his relationship with Chandra Levy, except to say that she was a "friend."

    The Crime Scene: Condit -- "We were just friends"

  • One of the condition [s] for a democratic election is again refused by the government, said Brossel.

    Burma Bars Foreign Observers, Journalists From Elections

  • The other was dawdling with the bottle, and Martin refused to wait for him, tossing the glass off in a gulp and refilling it.

    Chapter 17

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