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disavow
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • But Father Paissy, frowning again, begged all of them, at least for a time, not to speak of the matter "till it be more fully confirmed, seeing there is so much credulity among those of this world, and indeed this might well have chanced naturally," he added, prudently, as it were to satisfy his conscience, though scarcely believing his own disavowal, a fact his listeners very clearly perceived.

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  • She disavowed her assistant’s comments.
  • ...and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations,
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence

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