Capriles demanded a recount, refusing to acknowledge the official result until “every vote” could be verified.
Real-estate broker Danielle Sharp says that increasingly sellers are refusing low-ball offers.
We ate as if on display, the others watching and refusing to join us, but we were too tired and hungry to care.
Two U.S. attorneys appointed by Dubya are refusing to leave the Justice Department when Obama takes office.
Barlow was strangely evasive with the police, refusing to confirm he was the person who called Atkinson, yet he obviously was.
"Nonsense, Presley," answered the other, refusing to become angry.
You are very good to have forgiven us for refusing you; but you see—a prince!
So far as he himself was concerned, he would not have hesitated a moment in refusing the terms offered by Henkel.
He ordered the soldier to do a menial service, and killed him for refusing.
He sank into a mild melancholy, refusing for more than eighteen months to put pen to paper.
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."