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rebuttal

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Definition a statement arguing against something
  • She immediately wrote a rebuttal and sent it to the New York Times.
rebuttal = argument against (something)
  • She presented a rebuttal to the President's State of the Union speech.
  • rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • Her rebuttal devastated support for the proposal.
  • rebuttal = argument against (something)
  • "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
  • rebut = argue against
  • She prevailed on every charge, and she prevailed because she could mount an argument that the Munich Philharmonic could not rebut.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • rebut = argue against
  • Fezzik had no further rebuttal.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • She said this with a thudding finality that sealed off all channels of rebuttal.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • 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
  • rebuttal = a statement arguing against something
  • But there is another thing to rebut.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • rebut = argue against
  • "YES!" was Patrick's rebuttal.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • For the next meeting, Leavitt was asked to prepare a rebuttal to the definition.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • rebuttal = argument against (something)
  • "Rebuttal?" the judge, sounding bored, asked in my direction.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • rebuttal = argument against (something)
  • 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
  • rebuttal = argument against (something)
  • 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
  • rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • "That's a story you've never told us," Wes murmured, while Jared struggled for a rebuttal.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • This assault brought instant rebuttal.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • Sometimes Litvinoff found himself disagreeing with someone's argument, and in his head he delivered a brilliant rebuttal.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • 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
  • rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • 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
  • rebut = argue against
  • 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
rebut = argue against

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