refuse to grant

References in classic literature ?
Could I refuse to grant her trifling request, after all I owed to her kindness?
People think that because men can technically receive permission to remarry, they can refuse to grant a divorce but cannot be refused a divorce.
Khartoum, April 26 (SUNA)- The Foreign Ministry Tuesday summoned the American Charge d'Affaires to Khartoum, Benjamin Moeling, accompanied by the Consul at the US Embassy in Khartoum, who were informed by the ministry's acting Undersecretary, Ambassador Siraj-Eddin Hamid, about Sudan regret over the phenomenon of delay or refuse to grant entry visas for the Sudanese officials who receive invitations from the UN, the World Bank and other international institutions to participate in activities in New York and Washington.
I regret to say that the European Police College has still not learnt the lessons of the European Parliament's decision to refuse to grant discharge for its 2008 accounts and has not taken adequate measures to rectify its accounts," declared rapporteur Veronique Mathieu (EPP, France).
The Home Office will refuse to grant student visas to applicants who plan to attend a college that is not on the register, he said.
I thought it was the height of irony that a magazine could call itself The Progressive, extol Kucinich as the most progressive candidate, and yet refuse to grant him decent coverage.
I can't believe anyone can refuse to grant a dying man his last wish.
Magistrates around the UK could now also refuse to grant World Cup final extensions.