REFUSAL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of refusal
Definition:
n. act of refusing; denial of anything demanded
Example:
I suffered a blunt refusal when I called him.
Sentence in Classic:
She seemed to be somewhat disappointed at my refusal and went over quietly to the sofa where she sat down behind her sister.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
He never gave reasons for this persistent refusal, but contented himself by resolutely and inflexibly adhering to his determination.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I need not point out to you that your refusal to answer will prejudice your case considerably in any future proceedings which may arise.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
In early youth in the Corps of Pages, he had experienced the humiliation of a refusal, when he had tried, being in difficulties, to borrow money, and since then he had never once put himself in the same position again.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The rider, whose figure seemed familiar to Rostov and involuntarily riveted his attention, made a gesture of refusal with his head and hand and by that gesture Rostov instantly recognized his lamented and adored monarch.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The reasons on which the Duc de Bassano based his refusal to deliver them to him would never have led me to suppose that that could serve as a pretext for aggression.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Those eyes expressed entreaty, shame at having to ask, fear of a refusal, and readiness for relentless hatred in case of such refusal.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Freddy backed up Eliza in her obstinate refusal to believe that they could save money by engaging a bookkeeper with some knowledge of the business.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
For he was in league with the Venetians and with the Pope, and had a son in the hands of the latter; all which circumstances would have afforded him fair pretexts for refusal.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
It would be pleasant to have that sensation again … no one else could give it to her in its fulness; and she could not bear to mar her mood of luxurious retrospection by an act of definite refusal.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The stout refusal had been like a slap in the face of the furious North and retaliation had come swiftly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context