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repudiate
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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Definition strong rejection — especially when the idea or thing being rejected was once embraced
  • Mr. Micawber sat in his elbow-chair, with his eyebrows raised; half receiving and half repudiating Mrs. Micawber's views...
    Chapters 55-57 (84% in)
repudiating = rejecting
  • As he repudiated this suggestion, however, with a jerk of his head, and once more confirmed his previous request by saying, with profound gravity, 'Barkis is willin'.
    Chapters 4-6 (48% in)
  • His repudiation of this offer was almost shrill enough, in the excess of its surprise and humility, to have penetrated to the ears of Mrs. Crupp, then sleeping, I suppose, in a distant chamber, situated at about the level of low-water mark, soothed in her slumbers by the ticking of an incorrigible clock, to which she always referred me when we had any little difference on the score of punctuality, and which was never less than three-quarters of an hour too slow, and had always been put...
    Chapters 25-27 (41% in)

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