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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONFUTATION

This is often said in our own country, and we need not say what we advance in its confutation.

Other examples in abundance, in confutation of his assumption, could no doubt be furnished.

But his confutation was the factual confutation of experience.

The only confutation which the report received, was the conduct of Mr Rainscourt.

But there is yet another Reason, why I think it not to need a Confutation.

The Scripture is exposed to the scorn and confutation of infidels.

It was evidently of no use to attempt a confutation of this, and the subject dropped.

The confutation may not, however, have come to every eye which has read this newspaper.

To him her face was its confutation, and he knew how loose-tongued is calumny; but still—!

Nash also wrote a confutation of Harvey's Foure Letters, 1592.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin confutationem (nominative confutatio), noun of action from past participle stem of confutare (see confute).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONFUTATION

contradiction

nounvariance to something
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