Origin of rejection
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Examples from the Web for rejection
Yet, what my peers do not realize – or cannot handle – is that rejection is a necessary part of forging a romantic relationships.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
Kanye refuses to stomach any rejection, no matter how upper crust.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture
December 23, 2014
And the rejection of that belief is the basic reason a person is a Republican.Democrats Are Petrified of Defending Government—but They Need to Start
December 4, 2014
It is hardly a rejection of adulthood, rather a momentary escape from routine.Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal
October 15, 2014
But the one-term Republican could still be spared from rejection.Could Maine Re-Elect Its Wingnut Governor Paul LePage?
August 21, 2014
Mr. Disraeli, in the Commons, moved the rejection of the bill.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Dreading a rejection, I solicited the interest of the merry damsel.The Seven Vagabonds (From "Twice Told Tales")
Mammy was very nearly indignant in her rejection of the proposition.Southern Lights and Shadows
On a divan the motion for rejection was carried by 178 to 136.
What do you suppose must have been my feelings, after this rejection, at the thought of my own dishonour?Symposium
Word Origin and History for rejection
1550s, from French réjection (16c.) or directly from Latin reiectionem (nominative reiectio) "act of throwing back," noun of action from past participle stem of reicere (see reject). In 19c., it also could mean "excrement." Medical transplant sense is from 1954. In the psychological sense, relating to parenting, from 1931.
- The act of rejecting or the state of being rejected.
- The failure of a recipient's body to accept a transplanted tissue or organ as the result of immunological incompatability; immunological resistance to foreign tissue.