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For a moment or two the young painter thought of refusing this present, but he was afraid of rebuffing Lise too cruelly.
ARTIST AND MODELREN DE PONT-JEST
In captivity such females usually took the offensive in attacking or rebuffing any other voles confined with them.
I nodded; rebuffing his attentive eyes I stuffed the envelope into my pantaloons pocket.
DESERT DUSTEDWIN L. SABIN
They raised him from the ground, and as soon as he was on his feet he went tottering off, rebuffing all attempts at assistance.
But though possessed of both, he proved one of those ill-fated beings whom failure never tires of rebuffing.
AN AMBITIOUS WOMANEDGAR FAWCETT
That was her excellent reason for rebuffing her husband's courtesy and setting out alone.
One of the females was rebuffing her suitor rather petulantly, but when he flew away she lost no time in following.
BIRDS IN THE BUSHBRADFORD TORREY
But he dared not carry out his threat; for Scraggy was muttering to herself, the cat rebuffing her rough handling.
The art of rebuffing a man without gaucherie is not known to every woman; it is, in fact, the peculiar attribute of the well-bred.
THE QUAINT COMPANIONSLEONARD MERRICK
I walked through the suite of executive offices and down a sound rebuffing hallway.
SENSE FROM THOUGHT DIVIDEMARK IRVIN CLIFTON

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