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Definitionto prove or attempt to prove that something is false
- "I didn't touch you, you lying creature!" cried she, her fingers tingling to repeat the act, and...
"What's that, then?" I retorted, showing a decided purple witness to refute her.Chapter 8 (81% in)
refute = prove or argue that something is false
- Then, the paleness of her face — its haggard aspect having vanished as she recovered flesh — and the peculiar expression arising from her mental state, though painfully suggestive of their causes, added to the touching interest which she awakened; and — invariably to me, I know, and to any person who saw her, I should think — refuted more tangible proofs of convalescence, and stamped her as one doomed to decay.Chapter 15 (14% in)
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