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refute
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
to prove or argue that something is false
  • But that same Nature has the deep cunning which hides itself under the appearance of openness, so that simple people think they can see through her quite well, and all the while she is secretly preparing a refutation of their confident prophecies.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- Tom Comes Home (9% in)
  • Chapter VI Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice against the Present of a Pocket-Knife In that dark time of December, the sale of the household furniture lasted beyond the middle of the second day.
    3.6 -- Book 3 Chapter 6 -- Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice…. (0% in)

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