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rebuff
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The Idiot
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  • All these concessions and rebuffs of fortune, of late, had wounded his spirit severely, and his temper had become extremely irritable, his wrath being generally quite out of proportion to the cause.
  • It was true enough that he was sometimes naive to a degree in his curiosity; but he was also an excessively cunning gentleman, and the prince was almost converting him into an enemy by his repeated rebuffs.

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  • If she argued with a neighbor constantly over a barking dog, if she was forced to rebuff a flirty guy, whatever you got, I need.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Sebastian’s forces were rebuffed.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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