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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DENIAL

He bent closer to his companion, and spoke with a fierce intensity that brooked no denial.

Burke shook his head emphatically in denial of the allegation.

Napoleon looked at his uncle the canon with indignation and denial on his face.

I can't say whether she considered him an answer to her prayer, or a denial of it.

An excuse, instead of a denial, was the gentlest answer I received.

"No," said the poor novice; but the denial came faint and irresolute from her lips.

When she had uttered this denial, which he believed to be true, she asked him what he meant by disappearance?

Denial explicit or reserved, expressed or left to be inferred, is still a lie.

Denial would be useless, and in denying, you would be untrue to yourself.

For Shelley, this denial of time had become a conscious doctrine.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s; see deny + -al (2). Replaced earlier denyance (mid-15c.). Meaning "unconscious suppression of painful or embarrassing feelings" first attested 1914 in A.A. Brill's translation of Freud's "Psychopathology of Everyday Life"; phrase in denial popularized 1980s.

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