Definitions

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  • verb archaic Second-person singular simple present form of refuse.

Etymologies

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refuse +‎ -est

Examples

  • There now! thou art thyself again, but e'en yet refusest to aid thy children and preserve thy life.

    Hippolytus

  • There now! thou art thyself again, but e'en yet refusest to aid thy children and preserve thy life.

    Hippolytus

  • Agelastes, “that steady contempt of every thing that approaches thee, save in the light of a duty, that I demand, almost like a beggar, that personal acquaintance, which thou refusest like a churl.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Lapland husband, “thou impolite, dishonest, brutal, infamous, cowardly rascal, thou bringest disgrace upon my house; thou dost me the most sensible injury; thou refusest to embrace my wife.”

    Candide

  • “If thou refusest my fair proffer,” said the Prince,

    Ivanhoe

  • Guido thou refusest to be one of our society, and seekest for that which never was: when thou hast found it, tell us, what wilt thou do with it?

    The Decameron

  • Devaniya answered, 'Solicited, by me, if, indeed, thou truly refusest to make me thy wife, then, O Kacha, this thy knowledge shall not bear fruit.'

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • Thou, O son, givest unto Brahmanas wealth or any other thing that is asked of thee and never refusest anything to anybody.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • Devaniya answered, 'Solicited, by me, if, indeed, thou truly refusest to make me thy wife, then, O Kacha, this thy knowledge shall not bear fruit.'

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Adi Parva

  • Therefore Moses and Aaron went in to Pharao, and said to him: Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews: How long refusest thou to submit to me? let my people go, to sacrifice to me.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete The Challoner Revision

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