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  • I wanted to deny it, but another image slowed my rebuttal.   (source)
  • Fezzik had no further rebuttal.   (source)
  • In rebuttal, Counsel Smith suggested that the present situation was "far graver than a simple sanity hearing in probate court."   (source)
    rebuttal = a statement arguing against something
  • 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.   (source)
    rebuttal = argument against (something)
  • These allegations embarrassed the government, and to combat them they brought in a string of outsiders meant to rebut these critical stories.   (source)
    rebut = argue against
  • She prevailed on every charge, and she prevailed because she could mount an argument that the Munich Philharmonic could not rebut.   (source)
  • Sometimes Litvinoff found himself disagreeing with someone's argument, and in his head he delivered a brilliant rebuttal.   (source)
    rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • There was no rebuttal.   (source)
  • For the next meeting, Leavitt was asked to prepare a rebuttal to the definition.   (source)
    rebuttal = argument against (something)
  • This assault brought instant rebuttal.   (source)
    rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • I want to rebut.   (source)
    rebut = make an argument against (something)
  • 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.   (source)
    rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • 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...   (source)
    rebut = argue against
  • But there is another thing to rebut.   (source)
  • Let me rebut your points one last time, though I fear no one will ever change your mind on this.†   (source)
  • Although not admitted, the rumors leaked online were that the governor of Shanxi Province had instructed a splinter group of the PLA to initiate a rebuttal attack on US infrastructure after the initial US Cyber Command attack against China.†   (source)
  • He knew she could not wipe away the obligations of her life any more than he could his, but it went on, his pleadings and her rebuttals, his proposals and her apologies, his tears and hers.†   (source)
  • Spencer Lawton announced that he had two witnesses to call in rebuttal to Williams's testimony.†   (source)
  • I had no effective rebuttals, and my reason for wanting to make the trip—/ think I'm supposed to—wasn't something I could explain without sounding even crazier than they already feared I was.†   (source)
  • This was rebutted by a long series of beeps, punctuated only by the audience making oooohhhhh noises.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Rebuttal, Mr. Brigance?†   (source)
  • Ryan didn't think a rebuttal would help matters.†   (source)
  • Another quote, another reference to funeral offerings and a rebuttal in case the junior lieutenant had intended insult in the wrong direction.†   (source)
  • It had become a way to rebut false accusations that the fighters we killed were innocent farmers.†   (source)
  • However, during rebuttal questioning, Baldwin scored an important point when he asked Gibbs about the Africans' ability to speak Spanish.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She said this with a thudding finality that sealed off all channels of rebuttal.   (source)
    rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • "That's a story you've never told us," Wes murmured, while Jared struggled for a rebuttal.   (source)
  • The next day, Gilpin was allowed a rebuttal.   (source)
  • We finished the presentation of our evidence and, to our surprise, the State put on no rebuttal case.   (source)
    rebuttal = argument against (something)
  • I didn't know what they could have presented to rebut our evidence, but I'd assumed they would present something.   (source)
    rebut = argue against
  • 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.   (source)
  • He could find no way to rebut Orrin's points; they were valid, each and every one, and they left him feeling shamed.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    rebuttal = argument in opposition
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    rebuttal = argument against (something)
  • We're not going anywhere," rebutted Eragon.†   (source)
  • Spencer Lawton's second rebuttal witness was another young friend of Danny Hansford's, Greg Kerr.†   (source)
  • The computer screen offers a variety of potential "rebuttals."†   (source)
  • He wanted his rebuttal about the state of his haircut.†   (source)
  • Like I was already gone, this was the end of it, there could be no rebuttal, no other side.†   (source)
  • If Jake had anything left, he would then be permitted to call rebuttal witnesses.†   (source)
  • "Shall we argue, rebut and refute "In enthymeme clear as your eye?†   (source)
  • He sat flinging out arguments, rebuttals, accusations, his heart firing like a piston in his chest, his thoughts whirling like flies around some phosphorescent blaze.†   (source)
  • Williams's choice of words may not have been what Seiler had hoped for, but his frankness has made it unnecessary for Lawton to call Hansford's two friends in rebuttal.†   (source)
  • Supervisors walk up and down the rows, past hundreds of identical cubicles, giving pep talks, eavesdropping on phone calls, suggesting rebuttals, and making sure none of the teenage workers is doing homework on the job.†   (source)
  • Pay more attention, though, and you'd notice Whitney's stony, heavy silences, as well as the rebuttals she offered, few as they were, that always cut to the point much more harshly than Kirsten's swirling, whirly commentaries.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Searching for rebuttals on such issues, Cedric experiments with a head-on assault: "I don't know Zayd, you might say, she has one of those Coke bottle bodies.†   (source)
  • He knew that at trial there was no way Jake could rebut her testimony, so offer a few crumbs during the deposition, just enough to vaguely answer the questions, then load up the fiction for the jury.†   (source)
  • Illness was supremely human, Naphta immediately rebutted, because to be human was to be ill.†   (source)
  • Rebuttal was precisely similar.†   (source)
  • I shall call rebutting evidence to prove up to the hilt that the hidden hand is again at its old game.†   (source)
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