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repudiate
used in War and Peace

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Definition
strong rejection — especially when the idea or thing being rejected was once embraced
  • He could not disavow his actions, ... so he had to repudiate truth, goodness, and all humanity.
    Book Ten — 1812 (97% in)
repudiate = strongly reject
  • ...he would burn Moscow and related how he had set fire to his own house; now wrote a proclamation to the French solemnly upbraiding them for having destroyed his Orphanage; now claimed the glory of having hinted that he would burn Moscow and now repudiated the deed; now ordered the people to catch all spies and bring them to him, and now reproached them for doing so; now expelled all the French residents from Moscow, and now allowed Madame Aubert-Chalme (the center of the whole French...
    Book Eleven — 1812 (12% in)

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