Origin of refusal
Related formspre·re·fus·al, noun
Examples from the Web for refusal
He was pinned to the cement for his refusal to go along with an arrest for selling loose cigarettes.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The alliance between America and rebel forces has been strained by the U.S. refusal to directly attack the Assad regime.Al Qaeda Makes a Play for the U.S. Allies the War Against ISIS Depends On|Jacob Siegel|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their refusal leads the officer to shoot one of the boys to death.
The refusal to compromise is a watchword of their candidates who wear it as a badge of pride.The Tea Party Isn’t a Political Movement, It’s a Religious One|Jack Schwartz|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was her flaws, her failures, her struggles with her weight and her self-esteem, and her refusal to be shamed by them.
If Martine was annoyed by Priscilla's refusal, poor Priscilla was deeply disturbed by the turn of affairs.Brenda's Ward|Helen Leah Reed
When Tom asked if he had better come down that evening and call, John was most emphatic in his refusal.Polly's Business Venture|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The delicate feeling that prompted his refusal was understood by the brother and sister.Up the Forked River|Edward Sylvester Ellis
The pistol gave him so much pleasure that he asked for a second; and, of course, a refusal was impossible.Some Heroes of Travel|W. H. Davenport Adams
Perhaps those who would not let him visit their homes had only too good cause for refusal.The Soul of a Child|Edwin Bjorkman