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She had my mom, who was now dead, and me—and our main form of conversation was attack and rebuttal.
Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
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  • She had my mom, who was now dead, and me—and our main form of conversation was attack and rebuttal.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She continued with her rebuttal to the very idea that Walter would need an alibi, which seemed to generate support among the crowd.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Fezzik had no further rebuttal.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • While Boris was rummaging for shoes and a shirt, I splashed some water on my face, checked out my pupils and the bruise on my jaw, rebut-toned my shirt when I saw it was done up the wrong way, and then went to let Popchik out, throwing his tennis ball to him for a bit, since he hadn’t had a proper walk on the leash and I knew he felt cooped-up.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • On the way over, I had rehearsed a convincing rebuttal about the breach in press security — how I’d arrived late on the scene myself, and the real issue was the crime.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • She said this with a thudding finality that sealed off all channels of rebuttal.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He could think of no rebuttal, so he concentrated on controlling his stomach.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • But there is another thing to rebut.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • There was no rebuttal.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "That’s a story you’ve never told us," Wes murmured, while Jared struggled for a rebuttal.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host

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  • I had been listening and silently rebutting each sentence with my eyes closed; then there was a hush, which in an audience warns that something unplanned is happening.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I wanted to deny it, but another image slowed my rebuttal.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • She prevailed on every charge, and she prevailed because she could mount an argument that the Munich Philharmonic could not rebut.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Well informed and a very skilled debater, Beck made hash out of my fumbling avowal, and I lacked the wherewithal to rebut him.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • And this is even better, because I don’t have to fight the prosecutor’s usual rebuttal about a grown woman being old enough to know what she’s doing when she picks up the knife or the gun.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He calls forth, also for the tenth time today, his one-line rebuttal: I didn’t come to Brown to be with only black people.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • This was rebutted by a long series of beeps, punctuated only by the audience making oooohhhhh noises.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • As if he was beating me to the punch, his words living forever, while I was left speechless, no rebuttal, no words left to say.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Like I was already gone, this was the end of it, there could be no rebuttal, no other side.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • (Viruses were the exception to this rule, but the group was prepared to define viruses as nonliving.) For the next meeting, Leavitt was asked to prepare a rebuttal to the definition.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • These allegations embarrassed the government, and to combat them they brought in a string of outsiders meant to rebut these critical stories.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And Justice Oberwaltzer at once announcing that because of the lateness of the hour, and in the face of a number of additional witnesses for the defense, as well as a few in rebuttal for the prosecution, he would prefer it if the work for the day ended here.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • He wanted his rebuttal about the state of his haircut.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Illness was supremely human, Naphta immediately rebutted, because to be human was to be ill.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "Shall we argue, rebut and refute "In enthymeme clear as your eye?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Ryan didn’t think a rebuttal would help matters.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • But just in case some dark soul wanted to make that case, Sean began to compose the rebuttal in his head.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • I want to rebut.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • He could find no way to rebut Orrin’s points; they were valid, each and every one, and they left him feeling shamed.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Sometimes Litvinoff found himself disagreeing with someone’s argument, and in his head he delivered a brilliant rebuttal.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • The debate was spirited, a bit noisy, and some Base police came in and broke it up with stun guns just as we were warming to our rebuttal.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • TSRs make about fifteen "presentations" an hour, going for a sale, throwing out one rebuttal after another to avoid being shot down.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • However, during rebuttal questioning, Baldwin scored an important point when he asked Gibbs about the Africans’ ability to speak Spanish.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Yet amid the most pervasive information delivery systems in history, there is little place for the encouragement of quiet listening to the beliefs of others without rebuttal or criticism.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • "Rebuttal?" the judge, sounding bored, asked in my direction.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • "Oh, you were scared silly," said Beatty, "for I was doing a terrible thing in using the very books you clung to, to rebut you on every hand, on every point!
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • YES!" was Patrick’s rebuttal.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • In rebuttal, Counsel Smith suggested that the present situation was "far graver than a simple sanity hearing in probate court.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • ) I shall call rebutting evidence to prove up to the hilt that the hidden hand is again at its old game.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And if Francoise then, inspired like a poet with a flood of confused reflections upon bereavement, grief, and family memories, were to plead her inability to rebut my theories, saying: "I don’t know how to espress myself"—I would triumph over her with an ironical and brutal common sense worthy of Dr. Percepied; and if she went on: "All the same she was a geological relation; there is always the respect due to your geology," I would shrug my shoulders and say: "It is really very…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Rebuttal was precisely similar.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • This assault brought instant rebuttal.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • We finished the presentation of our evidence and, to our surprise, the State put on no rebuttal case.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I didn’t know what they could have presented to rebut our evidence, but I’d assumed they would present something.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The next challenge was to rebut the testimony of Bill Hooks and Joe Hightower, who had claimed to see Walter’s modified "low-rider" truck pulling out from the cleaners about the time Ronda Morrison was murdered.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The next day, Gilpin was allowed a rebuttal.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The two duelers passed over the remark, but Hans Castorp had, as we noted, been keeping a worried eye on his cousin, and now departed with him in the middle of a rebuttal, leaving it to the remaining audience, consisting of Ferge and Wehsal, to provide sufficient pedagogic impetus for a continuation of the argument.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • After Simon’s book became a national best-seller, making him the arch-prescriptivist of the moment, Nunberg published a blistering rebuttal in the Atlantic Monthly, chastising "the pop grammarians who play to the galleries.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • We’re not going anywhere," rebutted Eragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The neighborhood extracted considerable eager conversation from it; argument, rebuttal, suspicion, certainty, retrospect, and prophecy.
    Wiggin, Kate Douglas  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
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