Or refuse to go along and turn this crowd of thousands of women against her.
Consequently, this is an issue where the administration can afford to draw lines in the sand and refuse to compromise.
One favorite tactic was for representatives to come to the chamber but refuse to answer a roll call.
If it were to refuse this demand, Israel would very quickly be painted by former friends as an apartheid state.
I could refuse to offer my services to Jews, Muslims or anyone not of my religion.
As for me, I was convinced we must and should refuse, and I went to sleep in that conviction.
The individual alone must decide what it is fitting for him to do or refuse to do.
Well, if she did not love him, she had a right to refuse, him.
Yet the first reasonable wish I express, you refuse to consider.
Supposing under these circumstances I refuse to live with you?
c.1300, from Old French refuser "reject, disregard, avoid" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *refusare, frequentative form from past participle stem of Latin refundere "pour back, give back" (see refund (v.)). Related: Refused; refusing.
mid-14c., "an outcast;" mid-14c., "a rejected thing, waste material, trash," from Old French refus "waste product, rubbish; refusal, denial, rejection," a back-formation from the past participle of refuser (see refuse (v.)). As an adjective from late 14c., "despised, rejected;" early 15c., "of low quality."