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repudiate
used in A Thousand Acres

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Definition
strong rejection — especially when the idea or thing being rejected was once embraced
  • The stronger he feels it, the more wrong it feels, and he starts repudiating stuff.
    p. 352.6
  • When she went to live in Vancouver, they repudiated her in specifically biblical terms.
    p. 51.5
  • For that matter, hadn't he been damned and repudiated, worse than abandoned—cast out—by his father as the opening event of his adult life?
    p. 69.7

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