refuse to believe

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There are certain animals to which tenacity of position is a law of life,--they can never flourish again, after a single wrench: and there are certain human beings to whom predominance is a law of life,--they can only sustain humiliation so long as they can refuse to believe in it, and, in their own conception, predominate still.
You refuse to believe it--and I am about to put it to the proof.
At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done--then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
You must believe what I say now, you can't refuse to believe this.
D'Artagnan launched at the master of the dogs one of his crossest looks, and said to him, "Monsieur, if any one told me you had eaten your dogs' meat, not only would I refuse to believe it; but still more, if you were condemned to the lash or to jail for it, I should pity you and would not allow people to speak ill of you.
For those who refuse to believe in chance he, I mean Mr.
That said, I refuse to believe the cruel rumours that James only installed CCTV at his house because he was so desperate to see himself on screen again.
The Tories are so convinced their squeeze on the poor and disadvantaged is right, they refuse to believe it is having the effect which all the evidence points to.
I refuse to believe one Rangers–supporting colleague in the office who shrugged: "Rangers fans widnae go there.
To those who would question the national movement for health equity, I say I refuse to believe that residential segregation is a given.
However, the authorities refuse to believe that a youngster from such a background could succeed without cheating, and interrogate him in search for an explanation.
LOOK, I know it's raining and the kids are back at school but I absolutely refuse to believe it's autumn just yet.