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rebuff
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Treasure Island
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  • I have seen him wringing his hands after such a rebuff, and I am sure the annoyance and the terror he lived in must have greatly hastened his early and unhappy death.
  • Silver, I should say, was allowed his entire liberty, and in spite of daily rebuffs, seemed to regard himself once more as quite a privileged and friendly dependent.

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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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