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  • Sean offered a basic summary, and then disclaimed any more detailed knowledge.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When Massachusetts Federalists denounced John Quincy as no longer one of the party, Adams wrote to him to say he wished they would denounce him the same way, for he had long since "abdicated and disclaimed the name and character and attributes of that sect, as it now appears."†   (source)
  • Hanoi disclaimed it; Saigon said it wasn't ours.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • For this reason, though, he disclaimed any part in the affair and retired into his tower for a time.†   (source)
  • For first men will disclaim their hearts and presently they will have no hearts.†   (source)
  • "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."†   (source)
  • His being only a bystander was not disclaimed.   (source)
    disclaimed = denied
  • Not that I disclaim the fullest responsibility for his opinions and for those of all my characters, pleasant and unpleasant.   (source)
    disclaim = deny
  • 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.   (source)
    disclaiming = denying (worthiness of)
  • They disclaimed any knowledge of a Vicarate Apostolic, or a Bishop of Agathonica.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • How ungenerously in later life we disclaim the virtuous moods of our youth, living in retrospect long, summer days of unreflecting dissipation.†   (source)
  • These by crowds whose acts the leaders disclaimed.†   (source)
  • Mr. Beebe disclaimed placing the Garden of Eden anywhere.†   (source)
  • He was, of course, anxious to disclaim this achievement.†   (source)
  • I bowed to, and disclaimed, the compliment.†   (source)
  • "I was to say that 'Maw and Meggins' disclaim all responsibility," continued the other.†   (source)
  • Nicole disclaimed the whole business with a vehement clap of the receiver.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Elton began to think she had been wrong in disclaiming so warmly.†   (source)
  • Always in those moments of revelation which he disclaimed, he had seen himself as faithful to the desert in the end.†   (source)
  • First he coolly eyed the outlaw and then disclaimed any knowledge whatever of the train-robbery other than Fletcher had heard himself.†   (source)
  • Among them towers the Poet Laureate, to whom perhaps Higgins may owe his Miltonic sympathies, though here again I must disclaim all portraiture.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Madeline's friends were hugely amused over the prospective match; but, except for Dorothy and Castleton, they disclaimed any ambition for active participation.†   (source)
  • Nicole shook her head right and left, disclaiming responsibility for the matter: "So many smart men go to pieces nowadays."†   (source)
  • As he spoke I noticed, what had often struck me before in his conversations 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."†   (source)
  • He nodded at me expressively, but before my disclaiming gesture he leaned his head on his hand and for a while sat silent, playing thoughtfully with the bread-crumbs on the cloth ..."Slam the door—that was jolly well put," he cried, and jumping up, began to pace the room, reminding me by the set of the shoulders, the turn of his head, the headlong and uneven stride, of that night when he had paced thus, confessing, explaining—what you will—but, in the last instance, living—living before me, under his own little cloud, with all his unconscious subtlety which could draw consolation from the very source of sorrow.†   (source)
  • am not about to disclaim matrimony, like a silly girl, who dreams of nothing else from morn till night; but I am a nun here, without the vow of celibacy.†   (source)
  • Emma laughed and disclaimed.†   (source)
  • The idea of Hetty had just crossed Mr. Irwine's mind as he looked inquiringly at Arthur, but his disclaiming indifferent answer confirmed the thought which had quickly followed—that there could be nothing serious in that direction.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Miss Bennet eagerly disclaimed all extraordinary merit, and threw back the praise on her sister's warm affection.†   (source)
  • Scrooge reverently disclaimed all intention to offend or any knowledge of having wilfully "bonneted" the Spirit at any period of his life.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But all took care not to join the Methodists on the Green, and identify themselves in that way with the expectant audience, for there was not one of them that would not have disclaimed the imputation of having come out to hear the "preacher woman"—they had only come out to see "what war a-goin' on, like."†   (source)
  • Elizabeth had scarcely time to disclaim all right to the compliment, before their approach was announced by the door-bell, and shortly afterwards the three gentlemen entered the room.†   (source)
  • I need not have been afraid of disclaiming the compliment.†   (source)
  • Catherine coloured, and disclaimed again.†   (source)
  • Catherine blushed and disclaimed, and the gentleman's predictions were verified.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Pope therefore, when he disclaimeth the Supreme Civill Power over other States Directly, denyeth no more, but that his Right cometh to him by that way; He ceaseth not for all that, to claime it another way; and that is, (without the consent of them that are to be governed) by a Right given him by God, (which hee calleth Indirectly,) in his Assumption to the Papacy.†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-eth" is replaced by "-s", so that where they said "She disclaimeth" in older English, today we say "She disclaims."
  • 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."†   (source)
  • You cowardly rascal, nature disclaims in thee; a tailor made thee.†   (source)
  • I'll have my mouth first stopt with earth; my heart Abhors his knowledge: I disclaim in him.†   (source)
  • The nuptials he disclaims I urge no more: Let him pursue the promis'd Latian shore.†   (source)
  • He is your own scholar, and I disclaim him.†   (source)
  • The thing call'd life, with ease I can disclaim, And think it over-sold to purchase fame.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I will disclaim all knowledge of the world, if it is not so; and I believe, brother, you will allow I have some.†   (source)
  • Nay, more, I told his son, brought, hid him here, Where he might hear his father pass the deed: Being persuaded to it by this thought, sir, That the unnaturalness, first, of the act, And then his father's oft disclaiming in him, (Which I did mean t'help on,) would sure enrage him To do some violence upon his parent, On which the law should take sufficient hold, And you be stated in a double hope: Truth be my comfort, and my conscience, My only aim was to dig you a fortune Out of these two old rotten sepulchres— VOLT: I cry thee mercy, Mosca.†   (source)
  • Let it be so,—thy truth then be thy dower: For, by the sacred radiance of the sun, The mysteries of Hecate, and the night; By all the operation of the orbs, From whom we do exist and cease to be; Here I disclaim all my paternal care, Propinquity, and property of blood, And as a stranger to my heart and me Hold thee, from this for ever.†   (source)
  • His fear at length dismiss'd, he said: 'Whate'er My fate ordains, my words shall be sincere: I neither can nor dare my birth disclaim; Greece is my country, Sinon is my name.†   (source)
  • One method, indeed, there is of killing, and that the basest and most execrable of all, which bears an exact analogy to the vice here disclaimed against, and that is poison: a means of revenge so base, and yet so horrible, that it was once wisely distinguished by our laws from all other murders, in the peculiar severity of the punishment.†   (source)
  • But, when he found that Juno's pow'r prevail'd, And all the methods of cool counsel fail'd, He calls the gods to witness their offense, Disclaims the war, asserts his innocence.†   (source)
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