Usage examples for rebut

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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