Definition of Refuses

1. Verb. (third-person singular of refuse) ¹



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Definition of Refuses

1. refuse [v] - See also: refuse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Refuses

refurnishments
refusable
refusal
refusal to treat
refusals
refuse
refuse-derived fuel
refuse collector
refuse disposal
refuse heap
refused
refusenik
refuseniks
refuser
refusers
refuses (current term)
refusest
refuseth
refusing
refusion
refusions
refusnik
refusniks
refut
refutabilities
refutability
refutable
refutably
refutal
refutals

Literary usage of Refuses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"Hermia makes appeal to Egeus who refuses to acknowledge her. Slight pause; music of "Nocturne" can be repeated here about thirty-six bars. ..."

2. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"... preceding Congress—It refuses to hear Heads of Departments on the Floor —References to Heads of Departments sustained—Political Letters—French Relations ..."

3. The Puritans: Or, The Church, Court, and Parliament of England, During the by Samuel Hopkins (1861)
"BEFORE THE COMMISSIONERS refuses THE OATH. UPON HIS SECOND APPEARANCE ... CARTWRIGHT AGAIN refuses THE OATH.— DISPUTE BETWEEN BISHOP AYLMER AND Dlt. ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"If the least corner rum out at a wrong angle the peg refuses to enter the hole, or as we might rather say, the key refuses to enter the lock, and the gates ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"essary to add, that if a witness, being present in court, refuses to be sworn or ... If the witness resides abroad, out of the jurisdiction, and refuses to ..."

6. The Code of Procedure of the State of New York: As Amended to 1871, with by New York (State), William Wait (1871)
"When execution returned unsatisfied, order for discovery of property allowed ; also when judgment debtor refuses to apply property to satisfy judgment ..."

7. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"Tlie prince who refuses to be the judge, instructs in. AFRICA, to consider him as the accomplice of his minister ..."

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