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 Meanings and Examples of REFUTE
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refute
 v.  disprove; prove to be false or incorrect
Classic Sentence:
1  With respect to that other, more weighty accusation, of having injured Mr. Wickham, I can only refute it by laying before you the whole of his connection with my family.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 35
2  He was astonished, indeed, but his character and general conduct must refute it.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
3  Well," said Franz with a sigh, "do as you please my dear viscount, for your arguments are beyond my powers of refutation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 38. The Compact.
4  The people, in the case of which we speak, could justify its prejudice against Roger Chillingworth by no fact or argument worthy of serious refutation.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
5  Two posts came in, and brought no refutation, public or private.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
6  He would transfer a question to metaphysical heights, pass on to definitions of space, time, and thought, and, having deduced the refutation he needed, would again descend to the level of the original discussion.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI
7  They savour of the heretical views of the Anabaptists, views that I have completely refuted in four of my unpublished sermons.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In THIRD ACT
8  The logic cannot be refuted, but someone who wants to live will not resist it.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Ten End
9  Prince Andrew, listening to this polyglot talk and to these surmises, plans, refutations, and shouts, felt nothing but amazement at what they were saying.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XI
10  "Let us understand one another, Countess," said he with a smile, and began refuting his spiritual daughter's arguments.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER VI
11  By refuting these new laws the former view of history might have been retained; but without refuting them it would seem impossible to continue studying historic events as the results of man's free will.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence:
1  The defense called several respectable witnesses who were able to refute the false testimony of the prosecution's sole witness.
2  It was the kind of rumour that it is impossible to refute.
3  I refuted his claim that he was innocent.