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Origin of refutation
OTHER WORDS FROM refutationnon·re·fut·al, nounnon·ref·u·ta·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for refutation
Douthat more or less treats the Oregon study as a de facto refutation of that entire, separate area of research.No, Really, It's Possible That Health Insurance May Not Make Us Healthier|Megan McArdle|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Which is not exactly a refutation or a denial so much as a talking point aimed at giving political partisans something to say.Jack Lew and the Obama Administration’s Finance-Friendly Status Quo|Lloyd Green|February 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Charlus' physical bravery is Proust's refutation of an ancient antigay stereotype.
The geologist David R. Montgomery set out to write a “straightforward refutation of creationism.”How Noah’s Flood Spurred Science: David R. Montgomery’s ‘The Rocks Don’t Lie’|David Sessions|August 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The metaphor that America is like a garden is not a gimmick, but powerful refutation of neoclassical economics.
But this pleasantry, excellent as pleasantry, hardly deserves serious refutation.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
And it may be asserted, without fear of refutation, that no federative government could exist without a similar provision.Key-Notes of American Liberty|Various
Neither was the campaign of 1813 or 1814 any refutation of this.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
The refutation of this error was reserved for the surgeon, Bass.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
"Refutation and conclusion by the affirmative," said the chairman.Ramsey Milholland|Booth Tarkington