Examples of refutation in a Sentence
these are hard scientific facts against which there can be no reasonable refutation
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Critics seized on the moment as a refutation of the argument from Cohn and others that the tax package’s benefits will trickle down to a broad base of Americans.
Throughout its history, Star Wars has placed a high premium on progress and diversity—from Princess Leia, a spirited, gun-toting refutation of fairy-tale type, to the cadre of multicultural fighters who ensure the Death Star’s collapse in Rogue One.
Trump defenders have not mounted a point-by-point refutation, just a generalized dismissal, on the rationale that some likely misinformation and many unconfirmed claims render the dossier so tainted that it should be deemed totally bogus.
Despite repeated and constant refutation, the false narrative persisted, and California kindergartens began to see their immunization levels dip below the thresholds required for immunity.
American Jews are a living refutation of the American Libel.
Some 15 percent of stories in left-leaning publications included such a refutation, while only 2 percent of stories in right-leaning publications did so.
The first is that experts refuted it shortly after it was published — but the general reading public has paid no attention to the refutation.
In a development that will surprise absolutely no one, last night the Department of Justice issued a statement that there was not one shred of evidence that Obama’s administration wiretapped Trump Tower, a final refutation to Trump’s fanciful tweet.
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First Known Use of refutation
Synonymsdisconfirmation, disproof, rebuttal, confutation
Related Wordscounterargument, counterevidence
Near Antonymsattestation, confirmation, corroboration, documentation, evidence, substantiation, testament, testimony, validation, witness; authentication, identification, manifestation, verification
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