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rebuff
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The House of Mirth
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  • The woman’s resentment of the rebuff seemed to spur her lagging ideas.
  • He knew he should have to go slowly, and the instincts of his race fitted him to suffer rebuffs and put up with delays.
  • Lily thought she understood the reason of the rebuff.
  • If she was careless of his affections she was plainly jealous of his pocket; and in that fact Lily read the explanation of her rebuff.
  • Lily’s blood tingled with the grossness of the rebuff; but she checked the first leap of her anger, and said in a tone of gentle dignity: "I have no one but myself to blame if I gave you the impression that my decision was final."
  • She did indeed leave cards in plenty; she kept herself, with a smiling and valiant persistence, well in the eye of her world; nor did she suffer any of those gross rebuffs which sometimes produce a wholesome reaction of contempt in their victim.
  • She suspected that her rejection rankled among the most unforgettable of his rebuffs, and the fact that he knew something of her wretched transaction with Trenor, and was sure to put the basest construction on it, seemed to place her hopelessly in his power.

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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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