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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of re-fuse.


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  • Poland's prime minister re-fused to take a midnight call from Obama and then Hillary Clinton, referring the latter to his foreign minister.

    A Return to Reality

  • When she was led into her own chamber, she re-fused to speak; but in great hurry went to her closet, and, taking down her Bible, turned over one leaf and another very quick.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • The gardener re-fused his key, and brought Camilla to her, whom

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Perhaps the company would not have broke up so soon, had not the bride been perverse, and re-fused to retire.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • I would have had him join them in the trust with me: but he re-fused to do so.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • You carry marks where they re-fused for the rest of your life.

    Dead Beat

  • You carry marks where they re-fused for the rest of your life.

    Dead Beat

  • It re-fused to dismiss the information his eyes and ears in'sisted on conveying.

    The Chronicles of Riddick

  • If he hadn't, he'd get a warning after the battle was over-and the second time he re-fused to accept a blow, the marked area or limb would truly go completely numb and useless until Kyrtian removed the magic that rendered it so.


  • She re-fused the first two invitations, but accepted the third.

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being


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