Usage examples for rebut

  1. I now felt myself obliged to rebut some of this impertinence, and answered, " If you would give me all the frocks of Soudan I would not change my religion." – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. Not a hint is given that any testimony may be received to rebut the satisfactory proof given by the plaintiff. – A Letter to the Hon. Samuel Eliot, Representative in Congress From the City of Boston, In Reply to His Apology For Voting For the Fugitive Slave Bill. by Hancock
  3. But he tingled and grew hot with a most miserable shame; his heart quailed at the mere notion of the sickening, disgraceful character of such a scene- he, the highly respected Mr. Dale, the good upright religious man, being accused by a little servant girl and having to rebut her accusations in the presence of his wife. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  4. Such a study as Mr. Dorrit would alone be sufficient to rebut the charge. – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials
  5. In trying to rebut the smaller accusation, they plead guilty to the larger one. – Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton
  6. She heard black names cast at him and the whole of the great Mel's brood, and incapable of quite disbelieving them merited, unable to challenge and rebut them, she dropped into her recent state of self- contempt: into her lately- instilled doubt whether it really was in Nature's power, unaided by family- portraits, coats- of- arms, ball- room practice, and at least one small phial of Essence of Society, to make a Gentleman. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  7. You can rebut assertion. – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  8. She has not so many lovers that she can afford to rebut the tenderness of even so small a one as Master Harborough. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  9. Promptly on the summons Sergeant Archelaus appeared in the doorway; so promptly, indeed, that he might have found it hard, under cross- examination, to rebut the charge of having stood listening outside. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  10. I am acquainted in detail with the Austrian Treaty and I was present when some of its terms were being drafted, but I do not find it easy to rebut the justice of this outburst. – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  11. This unworthy suspicion the Doctor was fortunately able to rebut, and in the most public manner. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. 70. The effort made by the Chevalier De Cuvelier to rebut Mr. Casement's charges consists mainly of an ineffective tu quoque. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  13. On 3rd November, during the debates on the Peace, Pitt rose to rebut the censures of Thomas Grenville on a policy which implied the surrender of the Mediterranean to France. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  14. I am well aware, Eumolpus replied, to rebut this damning harangue, that nothing can look blacker against these poor young men than their cutting off their hair at night. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  15. This worthy Methodist gentleman is very much exercised because I insist that potentiality is necessity and rebut his arguments on free- will. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  16. Heavenward striving still to go, While others, reversed in the stream, below, Seem seeking a place we will not name, But well that Traveller knows the same, Who stops and stands, So rubbing his hands, And snuffing the rare Perfumes in the air, For old familiar odors are there, And then direct by the shortest cut, Like Alpine Marmot, whom neither rut, Rivers, rocks, nor thickets rebut, Makes his way to the blazing Hut! – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  17. This was to rebut the accusation that Raleigh had been overpowered by his mutinous crew, and brought to Kinsale against his will. – Raleigh by Edmund Gosse