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rebuff
used in Leaves of Grass

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

or in a battle or fight:  to drive back
  • ...receptive, silent as they, Finding my occupation, poverty, notoriety, foibles, crimes, less important than I thought, Me toward the Mexican sea, or in the Mannahatta or the Tennessee, or far north or inland, A river man, or a man of the woods or of any farm-life of these States or of the coast, or the lakes or Kanada, Me wherever my life is lived, O to be self-balanced for contingencies, To confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and animals do.
    Book 1 — 1NSCRIPTIONS (78% in)

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