refuse to accept

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I refuse to accept this extraordinary mission," Pailleton declared, rising to his feet.
How did he know that Rachel might not refuse to accept it, too?
In an age of investigation like our own, when we are returning to science as the base of wonders--almost of miracles--we should be slow to refuse to accept facts, however impossible they may seem to be.
The Wizard did not like this invitation, but he could not refuse to accept it.
I see no reason," he said calmly, "why, until that time, you should refuse to accept your allowance from Mr.
Well, at the present moment she would refuse to accept my services," said he with a gesture.
However proud you may be, you will not refuse to accept one of them, and to request your three companions to accept the others--that is, in order to make war against us.
You have given in your resignation; shall I refuse to accept it?
The characteristics of our romantic are to understand everything, to see everything and to see it often incomparably more clearly than our most realistic minds see it; to refuse to accept anyone or anything, but at the same time not to despise anything; to give way, to yield, from policy; never to lose sight of a useful practical object (such as rent-free quarters at the government expense, pensions, decorations), to keep their eye on that object through all the enthusiasms and volumes of lyrical poems, and at the same time to preserve "the sublime and the beautiful" inviolate within them to the hour of their death, and to preserve themselves also, incidentally, like some precious jewel wrapped in cotton wool if only for the benefit of "the sublime and the beautiful.
But some day you'll repent of the way you are behaving; for I tell you now that nothing on earth, neither gold nor silver, will induce me to return the good thing that belongs to you, if you refuse to accept it to-day.
He is big enough and old enough to look after himself, and if he is so foolish as to lose himself, I entirely refuse to accept the responsibility of hunting for him.
She studied the note in detail and realising it was issued by Clydesdale Bank, she refused to accept it stating that it was not legal tender and that should she attempt to pass this on to another customer as part of their change, then they would refuse to accept it.