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  • adj. Having the intent of refusing a nomination to public office, or of refusing to serve in such office if elected.


Sherman +‎ -esque, after American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, who declined when being considered as a possible Republican candidate for the presidential election of 1884, saying, "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected." (Wiktionary)



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