References in classic literature ?
since my rebuff of yesterday I have a sort of empty feeling.
When we left school he made advances to me; I did not rebuff them, for I was flattered, but we soon parted and quite naturally.
Never again did she expose herself without due consideration and precaution against rebuff.
Perhaps, for he was a very vain man, he was more hurt that Henry had seen him rebuffed than by the rebuff itself.
The rebuff he had met with in his first attempt to win Lydgate's confidence, disinclined him to a second; but this news of the execution being actually in the house, determined the Vicar to overcome his reluctance.
Macaulay would really have liked it; I dare say he would not have valued the friendship of the sort of a youth I was, but in the conditions he was helpless, and I poured out my love upon him without a rebuff.
The fact that most of them were Gatholians and that Gahan could lead rescuers to the pit where A-Kor, the son of U-Thor's wife, was confined, convinced the Jed of Gathol that they would meet with no rebuff at the hands of U-Thor.
She dealt out her smiles and favors like Royalty itself; she had never once known a rebuff.
Once, it entered his mind that there was a deliberate rebuff in all this.
Kwaque passed off the rebuff with a silly gibbering laugh and started to step nearer the door to be in readiness to open it at his master's coming.
He was plainly expectant of a rebuff, and he was just as plainly surprised when her teeth did not flash out at him in anger.
She did not know what else he had read, and comforted herself with the thought that he did not care for her very much, since he took the first rebuff so quickly.