rejecting

[ verb ri-jekt; noun ree-jekt ]SEE DEFINITION OF rejecting
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REJECTING

But, nevertheless, he must not imagine, that my rejecting of Mr. Solmes is in favour to him.

Godwin starts by rejecting the traditional conception of punishment.

Art and morality agree in rejecting pleasure as the criterion of good.

He was wise in asking their counsel, but not wise in rejecting it.

The will must be exercised in rejecting and accepting that its fiber may be toughened.

It is also possible that she was glad of an excuse for rejecting the proffered honor.

The grounds for rejecting the criteria of the Roman law have been shown above.

And yet, on the other hand, I can find no reason for rejecting that first impression.

Who can think of rejecting overtures from so eligible a quarter?

That's South America down there, he decided, after rejecting the notion that it might be Africa.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French rejecter and directly from Latin reiectus, past participle of reiectare "throw away, cast away, vomit," frequentative of reicere "to throw back," from re- "back" (see re-) + -icere, comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Related: Rejected; rejecting.

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