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rebuff
used in Middlemarch

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

or in a battle or fight:  to drive back
  • The rebuff he had met with in his first attempt to win Lydgate's confidence, disinclined him to a second; but this news of the execution being actually in the house, determined the Vicar to overcome his reluctance.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (80% in)

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