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They claim a ban is an undemocratic refutal of a law-abiding minority's rights.
67) The common refutal is that "Abba" is not only a child's way of addressing one's father but also the way an adult would turn to one's father.
Likewise the refutal of the theory of pores in the Physics and the On Generation and Corruption makes one wonder whether in Meteorology 4 he could have returned to something close to atomism, as Lewis thinks he did (p.