Examples of refusal in a Sentence
My request for more money was met with a flat refusal.
his flat refusal of our reasonable request was rather startling
Recent Examples of refusal from the Web
Luis Huerta, an associate professor of education and public policy at Columbia University’s Teachers College, argued that DeVos’s nonanswers and evasions and seeming refusal to support her claims with data were deliberate.
The altercation that led to a shooting at a club near Aledo leaving two dead may have been sparked by the club's refusal to hire the gunman's girlfriend, authorities say.
High school students in Parkland and beyond are stepping up in a refusal to allow the issue of gun control fade from the public eye.
Some of the protests included a hunger strike by graduate student Jonathan Butler, as well as a refusal to play from a group of black football players on the Missouri football team.
House Speaker Paul Ryan's refusal to discuss gun control with a teacher who showed up at a political fundraiser is drawing criticism from one of his challengers.
Now, after many months of requests, official refusals, texts, emails and carefully monitored phone calls — everything but eleventh-hour telegrams to the governor — the prison, and the prisoner, have given us the green light for a sit-down.
His refusal to see opportunity and justice as a zero-sum game gives us a road map for every struggle for equality since.
Her remark is a nod of support to the currently unsigned NFL player, who has experienced continued mistreatment in the NFL since a 2016 refusal to stand during the National Anthem.
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First Known Use of refusal
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Definition of refusal for English Language Learners
: an act of saying or showing that you will not do, give, or accept something : an act of refusing
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