English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "refuse"

He was fired from his job because of his refusal to work overtimeHer boss was always asking her to work overtime, but she refused because she prefers to spend the time with her family.

He was fired from his job because of his refusal to work overtime.

Brendan Francis once said that people who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.

Somerset Maugham once said, It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

Louis Boone once said, Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.

It has been observed that if we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.

Sophie was angry when her parents refused to let her rent a violent video.

The union is grieving someone who was fired for refusing to work weekends.

C. P. Snow once said that science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.

There is a Spanish proverb which observes that a friendly refusal is better than unwilling consent.

Camels will refuse to carry loads that are not properly balanced.

King George V of Britain refused political asylum to his cousin Tsar Nicholas II in 1917; shortly afterwards the Russian Royal family was executed by the Bolsheviks.

On February 28, 1971, the male electorate of Liechtenstein refused to grant women the right to vote.

In the culture of Burundi, to refuse an offer of beer is considered an insult.

In April of 1967, boxer Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, refused to join the United States Army for religious reasons.

In May of 1953, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks.

Many Americans were outraged by France's refusal to support the Iraq war without UN approval.

Discussion question: Should young men have the right to refuse mandatory military service for religious or other reasons?

Find someone who has been refused entry into a nightclub in the past three months.


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