But people continue to make the utterly baffling choice to refuse it anyway.
Or else there are those, like me, who refuse to be so rude as to inconvenience the passengers behind us.
Consequently, this is an issue where the administration can afford to draw lines in the sand and refuse to compromise.
If it were to refuse this demand, Israel would very quickly be painted by former friends as an apartheid state.
Homosexuals, he says, “must respect the right of millions in society to refuse to normalize their behavior.”
As for me, I was convinced we must and should refuse, and I went to sleep in that conviction.
But the purest and best matrons of Greece refuse to be my guests.
Well, if she did not love him, she had a right to refuse, him.
When the news had spread, others came to join him, and he could not refuse.
Supposing under these circumstances I refuse to live with you?
c.1300, from Old French refuser "reject, disregard, avoid" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *refusare, frequentative form from past participle stem of Latin refundere "pour back, give back" (see refund (v.)). Related: Refused; refusing.
mid-14c., "an outcast;" mid-14c., "a rejected thing, waste material, trash," from Old French refus "waste product, rubbish; refusal, denial, rejection," a back-formation from the past participle of refuser (see refuse (v.)). As an adjective from late 14c., "despised, rejected;" early 15c., "of low quality."