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rebuff
used in Jane Eyre

3 uses
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Definition
to reject another's help, suggestion, or approach — typically rudely

or in a battle or fight:  to drive back
  • I almost expected a rebuff for this hardly well-timed question, but, on the contrary, waking out of his scowling abstraction, he turned his eyes towards me, and the shade seemed to clear off his brow.
    Chapter 15 (24% in)
  • All eyes met her with a glance of eager curiosity, and she met all eyes with one of rebuff and coldness; she looked neither flurried nor merry: she walked stiffly to her seat, and took it in silence.
    Chapter 18 (88% in)
  • It was vain to try to read with such an inscrutable fixture before me; nor could I, in impatience, consent to be dumb; he might rebuff me if he liked, but talk I would.
    Chapter 33 (15% in)

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