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  • we disclaim any responsibility for the accident
  • She disclaims any knowledge of such abuses.
  • We disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
  • She wants to disclaim the inheritance so it will go to her children instead of Medicaid.

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  • "Luck, ’most all luck," she disclaimed modestly, though her eyes lighted with sudden pleasure; and he knew her boy’s vanity had been touched by his trifle of tempered praise.
    Jack London  --  Adventure
  • Fetiukov had three children at home but when he was sentenced they’d disclaimed him and his wife had married again.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • The juvenile population in America increased from 1994 to 2000, but the juvenile crime rate declined, leading academics who had originally supported the "super-predator" theory to disclaim it.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "I was to say that ’Maw and Meggins’ disclaim all responsibility," continued the other.
    W. W. Jacobs  --  The Monkey’s Paw
  • Phineas would be the first to disclaim any great mental power in himself.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Swaney seemed unaware of the contradiction in his position: the mayor who had earlier claimed an outright authority to ban soccer in Milam Park now disclaimed the authority to allow it.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • Miss Bennet eagerly disclaimed all extraordinary merit, and threw back the praise on her sister’s warm affection.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Among them towers the Poet Laureate, to whom perhaps Higgins may owe his Miltonic sympathies, though here again I must disclaim all portraiture.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • He was inside the capsule of his car, thinking of my mother, of how wrong it all was and then of how he could not say no to her for reasons he couldn’t hold on to long enough to analyze or disclaim.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Emma laughed and disclaimed.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Nicole shook her head right and left, disclaiming responsibility for the matter: "So many smart men go to pieces nowadays."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • But even at these times the rest of his person seemed to disclaim the intention.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Sir, in this audience, Let my disclaiming from a purpos’d evil Free me so far in your most generous thoughts That I have shot my arrow o’er the house And hurt my brother.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • And then the General had made another fitting reply to that, disclaiming any merit for that past service; and with more mention of France, of Belgium, of glory, of honour and of such kindred things they had embraced each other heartily and the conversation had ended.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Scrooge reverently disclaimed all intention to offend or any knowledge of having wilfully "bonneted" the Spirit at any period of his life.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • I was prevented from disclaiming the compliment (if I should have done so, in any case), by the entrance of Agnes, now ushered in by Mr. Micawber.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I need not have been afraid of disclaiming the compliment.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Sartre emphasized that man must never disclaim the responsibility for his actions.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Mr. Beebe disclaimed placing the Garden of Eden anywhere.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • These by crowds whose acts the leaders disclaimed.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • His being only a bystander was not disclaimed.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • I said it on purpose to madden you, because you always disclaim the relationship, though you really are a relation in spite of your shuffling.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • You cowardly rascal, nature disclaims in thee; a tailor made thee.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • The Colonel, though disclaiming all pretensions to connoisseurship, warmly admired the screens, as he would have done any thing painted by Miss Dashwood; and on the curiosity of the others being of course excited, they were handed round for general inspection.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • He is your own scholar, and I disclaim him.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • I disclaim any personalities.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Certain it is, that long versed in everything pertaining to the complicated gun-deck life, which like every other form of life, has its secret mines and dubious side, the side popularly disclaimed, Captain Vere did not permit himself to be unduly disturbed by the general tenor of his subordinate’s report.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Hanoi disclaimed it; Saigon said it wasn’t ours.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Sloane, bringing up the rear, disclaimed all knowledge and responsibility as soon as the others were scattered inside; then as the irate ticket-taker rushed in he followed nonchalantly.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • "Parton has denounced you as No Federalist," his father wrote, "and I wish he would denounce me in the same manner, for I have long since renounced, abdicated, and disclaimed the name and character and attributes of that sect, as it now appears."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Those who remarked in the physiognomy of the Prince a dissolute audacity, mingled with extreme haughtiness and indifference to the feelings of others could not yet deny to his countenance that sort of comeliness which belongs to an open set of features, well formed by nature, modelled by art to the usual rules of courtesy, yet so far frank and honest, that they seemed as if they disclaimed to conceal the natural workings of the soul.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • …with my grandmother’s sisters, that whenever he spoke of serious matters, whenever he used an expression which seemed to imply a definite opinion upon some important subject, he would take care to isolate, to sterilise it by using a special intonation, mechanical and ironic, as though he had put the phrase or word between inverted commas, and was anxious to disclaim any personal responsibility for it; as who should say "the ’hierarchy,’ don’t you know, as silly people call it."
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • He was, of course, anxious to disclaim this achievement.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • They disclaimed any knowledge of a Vicarate Apostolic, or a Bishop of Agathonica.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • For first men will disclaim their hearts and presently they will have no hearts.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • I bowed to, and disclaimed, the compliment.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Sean offered a basic summary, and then disclaimed any more detailed knowledge.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The nuptials he disclaims I urge no more: Let him pursue the promis’d Latian shore.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • For this reason, though, he disclaimed any part in the affair and retired into his tower for a time.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Always in those moments of revelation which he disclaimed, he had seen himself as faithful to the desert in the end.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • Not that I disclaim the fullest responsibility for his opinions and for those of all my characters, pleasant and unpleasant.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • First he coolly eyed the outlaw and then disclaimed any knowledge whatever of the train-robbery other than Fletcher had heard himself.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • In the preface to the first edition of its dictionary (1694) it disclaimed any purpose "to make new words and to reject others at its pleasure."
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Madeline’s friends were hugely amused over the prospective match; but, except for Dorothy and Castleton, they disclaimed any ambition for active participation.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Even though we didn’t want him, even though we should never have had him, even though we would have been happy to disclaim him, he was a member of our regiment.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • The very individuals who conduct these changes disclaim all intention of innovation, and they had rather resort to absurd expedients than plead guilty to so great a crime.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
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