- However the department has rebuffed calls to criminalise those who refuse to obey the law.
- Kurdish politicians were defiant, rebuffing the Shi'ite alliance's attempts to blame them for the deadlock.
- The first attempt to storm the parliament was rebuffed by a volley of police tear gas.
- In what will be seen as a clear rebuff to the second request, Mr Kenny said that delaying the €176 million project until after Christmas was simply not an option.
- After several rebuffs, Yeda offered to pay for the cost of localization.
- According to Apter, the mother-in-law is genuinely bewildered by her daughter-in-law's rebuffs of friendship.
Late 16th century: from obsolete French rebuffer (verb), rebuffe (noun), from Italian ri- (expressing opposition) + buffo 'a gust, puff', of imitative origin.
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