This argument, good as far as it goes, is rebutted in the following manner.
"I don't know as I've been chattering all over Bursley," he rebutted her.
As that charge would damage the cause, it must be rebutted in advance.
The applicants contend that this is not simply a case where the conspiracy suggestion could not have been rebutted.
All these assailants had to be rebutted, ...