refusal to accept

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I don't know, of course, how far your wife's family are aware of what people say about--well, about Madame Olenska's refusal to accept her husband's latest offer.
It was this reply that lay on the table--a brief, formal note, setting forth Miss Boyd's absolute refusal to accept any portion of the money.
Mass immigration, Gordon Brown selling our gold reserves cheaply, and Scotland and Wales' refusal to accept austerity will drive up our debt.
Sally's refusal to accept that the wedding is off prompts a concerned Sophie to tell Kevin she thinks her mum is having a breakdown.
Sepp Blatter's brazen refusal to accept responsibility for the major international corruption scandal that has happened on his watch at FIFA is utterly repugnant.
YOU are angered by 28-stone benefits claimant Jodie Sinclair's refusal to accept medial help p JODIE Sinclair's refusal of a gastric band op is an example of the leniency our benefits system allows those who abuse it.
Members of Unison, the GMB and Unite were due to walk out in England and Northern Ireland tomorrow in protest at the Government's refusal to accept a recommended 1% wage rise for all NHS staff.
Members of Unison, the GMB, the Royal College of Midwives and Unite were due to walk out for 12 hours in England and Northern Ireland and again next month in protest at the Government's refusal to accept a recommended 1% wage rise for all NHS staff.
Let's keep in mind that Francis has been unequivocal in his refusal to accept violence as a Christ-like reaction to problems.
According to News24, speaking in South Korea as satellite images revealed the North could be preparing for another test, Obama stressed that Washington and Seoul stood "shoulder to shoulder" in their refusal to accept a nuclear North Korea.
There is a refusal to accept the Government's 25,000 redundant shops on UK high streets.
They are wrong because the opposition's deep-seated refusal to accept his dictatorial rule has been further strengthened by the two and half years of fighting.