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Usage examples for disavow

  1. I have stipulated, however, that they hold themselves free to disavow me here in your lordship's presence, if on any point I misrepresent them. – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. Eventually he offered to disavow Admiral Berkeley's act, to restore the seamen taken from the Chesapeake, and to compensate them and their families. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  3. The Germans believed that the practical thing, for the moment, for the Canadians was to avoid war, to disavow all their obligations and ties of blood and permit Britain to be destroyed. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  4. Thus do the most shameless take pleasure in exhibiting sham sorrow after crimes they cannot disavow. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  5. He would support vigorous action in secret, and then, when men translated his speech into deeds, he would disavow them at the bidding of the Japanese. – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  6. She had to confess her sins, to disavow her mission, to be received into the bosom of the Church and pardoned, and then- to be discovered in fresh crime. – The Story of Rouen by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  7. A few men like George Mason read the Declaratory Act and the debates carefully and concluded that the act did not disavow parliament's taxing power. – The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 by Virginia State Dept. of Education
  8. Russia, therefore, might disavow the armistice and arrive in time to defend Vienna, the occupation of which was so important to the French army. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  9. Disown, disclaim, disavow, recall, renounce, repudiate, retract. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  10. It was open to it to disavow the letters, which are addressed to a private individual, and not, as the Times incorrectly stated, to a French prelate. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  11. He gave her a moment or two to disavow her words; he would have given his right hand to hear her do it. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  12. But to disavow the act starts suspicion. – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
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