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reject

verb abandon, abhor, abjure, abnegate, banish, blackball, boycott, brush aside, cashier, cast aside, cast away, cast off, challenge, contravene, controvert, decline, demur, deny, despise, detest, disaffirm, disallow, disapprove, disavow, disbelieve, discard, disclaim, discount, disdain, disinherit, dismiss, disown, dispute, dissent, dodge, eject, eliminate, eradicate, excise, exclude, expel, extirpate, extract, forbid, forswear, gainsay, get rid of, hold in contempt, ignore, impugn, jeer, jettison, jilt, keep out, lay aside, leave out, neglect, object, oppose, ostracize, oust, overrule, pass by, pass over, preclude, proscribe, protest, rebuff, refuse, refuse to accept, reeuse to consider, reicere, remove, renounce, repel, repudiare, repudiate, repulse, revolt, scoff at, scout, scrap, screen out, set aside, shun, slight, snub, spurn, take exception to, throw aside, throw out, traverse, uproot, veto, vote against, waive, weed out
See also: abrogate, annul, ban, bar, censor, challenge, condemn, contemn, counteract, decry, defect, demonstrate, demur, denounce, deny, deprecate, differ, disaccord, disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disavow, disbelieve, discard, disclaim, discriminate, disdain, disfavor, dismiss, disobey, disoblige, disown, disqualify, dissent, eliminate, eschew, exclude, expel, fight, forgo, forswear, gainsay, ignore, oppose, outlaw, overrule, prohibit, proscribe, protest, rebuff, refuse, relegate, relinquish, remove, renounce, repudiate, repulse, resign, select, set aside, spurn, waive
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The daily sacrifice, more awful really than all the sacrifices of the antique world, stirred him as much by its superb rejection of the evidence of the senses as by the primitive simplicity of its elements and the eternal pathos of the human tragedy that it sought to symbolize.
He had long been accustomed to apprehend a sudden acceptance, and had been in the habit of strictly guarding both his manner and his language, lest something that he did or said might justify expectations that would have been out of his power to fulfil; but now, when, for the first time, he had ventured a direct offer, he met with a rejection that possessed all the characteristics of sincerity, he was, in truth, utterly astounded.
To Ethan there was something vaguely ominous in this stolid rejection of free food and warmth, and he wondered what had happened on the drive to nerve Jotham to such stoicism.
Is that tantamount, sir, to acceptance, or rejection, or consideration?
The affrighted Catherine, amidst all the terrors of expectation, as she listened to this account, could not but rejoice in the kind caution with which Henry had saved her from the necessity of a conscientious rejection, by engaging her faith before he mentioned the subject; and as he proceeded to give the particulars, and explain the motives of his father's conduct, her feelings soon hardened into even a triumphant delight.
Coutras shrugged his shoulders, and after a moment's rejection turned away.
He now understood for the first time all the cruelty of his rejection of her, the cruelty of his rupture with her.
She drafted passages to suit either case, and then liked each so well that she could not decide upon the rejection of either.
said Fred, to the servant who brought in coffee and buttered toast; while he walked round the table surveying the ham, potted beef, and other cold remnants, with an air of silent rejection, and polite forbearance from signs of disgust.
I was in the mean time printing the material of Venetian Life and the Italian Journeys in a Boston newspaper after its rejection by the magazines; and my literary life, almost without my willing it, had taken the course of critical observance of books and men in their actuality.
I daresay we sighed, but never were collaborators more prepared for rejection, and though my mother might look wistfully at the scorned manuscript at times and murmur,
And at the rejection of each new scheme Paulvitch arrived always at the same conclusion--that he could accomplish naught while half the breadth of the Ugambi separated him from the object of his hatred.