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The presentation was a kind of rebuff to those who think Disney has been one-upped in the digital world by Netflix.
DISNEY UNVEILS HUGE CACHE OF CONTENT, SIGNALING IT SEEKS TO DOMINATE BOTH DIGITAL AND THEATERSSTEVEN ZEITCHIKDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The tone constituted a rebuff, and Rita's coquetry deserted her, leaving her mortified and piqued.
DOPESAX ROHMER
"Tell him to call," she said to Tim, who delivered her message rather awkwardly, as if expecting a rebuff.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
Nothing dismayed by his first rebuff, the audacious Fouch again intervened.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
He was so easily rebuffed, and she was so reluctant to rebuff him.
A HOUSEFUL OF GIRLSSARAH TYTLER
Take, for instance, the matter of a caress or an embrace—how would you react to repeated rebuff?
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILDWILLIAM S. SADLER
He thought of many things to say, yet feared to say them, lest his wife should meet his advances with a cold rebuff.
CHOICE READINGS FOR THE HOME CIRCLEANONYMOUS
A series of diets between 1495 and 1499 produced only mutual recriminations, and then Maximilian met with a serious rebuff.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 8VARIOUS
The very first act of the new chancellor brought upon him a severe rebuff.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 8VARIOUS
He declar'd his Love to her, and she was so artful that 347tho' she gave him no Hopes, yet she did not rebuff him.
THE MEMOIRS OF CHARLES-LEWIS, BARON DE POLLNITZ, VOLUME IKARL LUDWIG VON PLLNITZ
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WORDS RELATED TO REBUFF

  • boycotts
  • cold-shoulders
  • contradicts
  • cuts
  • denies
  • disclaims
  • dismisses
  • disowns
  • disregards
  • get rids of
  • has no time for
  • ostracizes
  • overrides
  • rebuffs
  • rejects
  • repudiates
  • scorns
  • sends away
  • slights
  • snubs
  • spurns
  • sweeps aside
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