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Refuting critics who say he is anti-contraception, Gardner is calling for over-the-counter sale of birth control pills.

He ran TV spots in swing states refuting Democratic claims that he would overturn Roe v. Wade.

TV stations have scorned the Romney spot—at times, pre-emptively refuting it just before it airs.

Radioactive dating does show that the Earth is billions and not thousands of years old, refuting young-Earth creationism.

If you don't know what your opponent is saying, you won't do a very effective job refuting him.

It seeks to establish truth by refuting error through the reductio ad absurdum.

But your conduct, dispersed as you will soon be in different parts of the country, will be the best means of refuting it.

I know no mode of refuting him, except by showing that his fundamental theory is erroneous.

This testimony was procured by Mr. Herndon for the purpose of refuting the erroneous statements of Dr. Holland.

Each one understood that it was a question, not of refuting the Confession, but of branding it.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to refuting, such as: argument, contest, controversy, deliberation, dispute, and match.

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