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rebuff
 v.  offer sudden or harsh resistance; turn down or shut out; repel or drive back
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Startled, at first abashed, Charles blushed at the rebuff and then, seeing how her eyes were fastened on his sister, he smiled.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  He patted her shoulder timidly, gingerly at first, and when she did not rebuff him he became bolder and patted her firmly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  And she could understand his shrewd caginess, so like her own, his obstinate pride that kept him from admitting his love for fear of a rebuff.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
4  The woman's resentment of the rebuff seemed to spur her lagging ideas.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
5  Lily thought she understood the reason of the rebuff.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
6  They had not told her that word of Miles's rebuff to Vida had spread through town, a cyclonic fury.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
7  She saw in him the peculiar tight rebuff against anyone of the lower classes who might be really climbing up, which she knew was characteristic of his breed.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
8  But every rebuff stored up new energy of will in her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
9  Annoyed at the churlish rebuff, I turned my back and walked home.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
10  I almost expected a rebuff for this hardly well-timed question, but, on the contrary, waking out of his scowling abstraction, he turned his eyes towards me, and the shade seemed to clear off his brow.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
11  It was vain to try to read with such an inscrutable fixture before me; nor could I, in impatience, consent to be dumb; he might rebuff me if he liked, but talk I would.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
12  Since my rebuff of yesterday I have a sort of empty feeling; nothing in the world seems of sufficient importance to be worth the doing.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
13  When we left school he made advances to me; I did not rebuff them, for I was flattered, but we soon parted and quite naturally.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
14  He knew he should have to go slowly, and the instincts of his race fitted him to suffer rebuffs and put up with delays.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
15  Their rebuffs made her haughty; her haughtiness irritated them to franker rebuffs; they were working up to a state of painfully righteous war when they were saved by the coming of food.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence:
1  You rebuff his invitation so smoothly that he does not realize he is snubbed.
2  He received a humiliating rebuff from his manager.