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 Meanings and Examples of DENIAL
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denial
 n.  act of refusing or disowning; negation; refusal to admit the truth; refusal to grant; rejection of a request
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  Stephen made a vague gesture of denial.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
2  Little Chandler shook his head as a denial.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
3  Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
4  For curiosity's sake he had tried the denial of self.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
5  "Oh no, please don't, I'd rather not," she said, trying to withdraw her hand, and looking frightened in spite of her denial.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
6  Now, before I tell you whether it was a consent or denial, you tell me which it ought to have been.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
7  Earnshaw blushed crimson when his cousin made this revelation of his private literary accumulations, and stammered an indignant denial of her accusations.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
8  The arrest of my unfortunate brother forms no such good title to the high office of Chancellor, as thy chivalrous and courageous denial establishes in thee to the truncheon of High Marshal.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
9  Old through neglect and denial, yes, denial.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
10  It was absolutely certain, therefore, in spite of her denial, that she must know something of the matter.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
11  These are the terms of his deposition: 'I do not even stand in need of circumstantial proofs and moral presumptions to give the lie to the prisoner's denial.'
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X—THE SYSTEM OF DENIALS
12  To deny the will of the infinite, that is to say, God, is impossible on any other conditions than a denial of the infinite.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—THE ABSOLUTE GOODNESS OF PRAYER
13  He perceived his mistake; but the friends of Aramis were not at all convinced by his denial, and one of them addressed the young Musketeer with affected seriousness.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 4 THE SHOULDER OF ATHOS, THE BALDRIC OF PORTHOS AND THE HANDKERCHIEF OF ARAMIS
14  The denial only seemed to make the thing worse for Tom.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
15  I had hitherto supposed him to be the murderer of my brother, and I eagerly sought a confirmation or denial of this opinion.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Example Sentence:
1  The terrorists issued a denial of responsibility for the attack.
2  Death when it comes will have no denial.
3  Better a frank denial than unwillig compliance.
4  Delay is the deadliest form of denial.
5  Dictatorship stands for the denial of individual freedom.
6  The newspaper printed a denial of the untrue story.
7  The government issued an official denial of the rumour.
8  The government has issued a denial of an election in May.
9  Though the captain claimed he was never, never sick at sea, he finally had to qualify his categorical denial: he was "hardly ever" sick at sea.
10  Let us both go to law: I will prosecute YOU. -- Come, I'll take no denial.
11  About the claim that plagued the palace, there was a categorical denial, alongside a string of reasons why her story did not add up.
12  Despite official denials, the rumours still persist.