He refuses to accept that fact.
And if Alex refuses the inheritance?
She can't eat food, but she refuses to admit it to herself, Han explained to Pierre.
Rissa refuses to free him.
Another 20,000 are being drip fed mutagenic and carcinogenic chemicals from their tube wells, whilst Dow refuses to clean up.
Howie refuses to leave without taking all those machines with him.
There are tests I could conduct that would give us direction and maybe some answers but he refuses to even discuss them.
I believe Damian has a Hunter among his men, but the White God refuses to speak to me anymore.
I feel my body weakening - -it refuses to heal me this time, now that it's chosen its successor, as my father said it would!
When a debtor tenders the amount due to his creditor and the creditor refuses to accept, the debt is not discharged, but if the debtor is subsequently sued for the debt and continues willing and ready to pay, and pays the amount tendered into court, he can recover his costs in the action.
When too heavily laden the camel refuses to rise, but on the march it is exceedingly patient under its burden, only yielding beneath it to die.
If, however, the precipitate refuses to settle, it is directly transferred to the filter paper, the last traces being removed by washing and rubbing the sides of the vessel with a piece of rubber, and the liquid is allowed to drain through.
In discussing marriage he refuses to use any but the plainest language.
After thirty years' absence, he returns to his home in Italy; his son Hadubrand, believing his father to be dead, suspects treachery and refuses to accept presents offered by the father in token of good-will.
6), which refuses to consume the sons of Jacob.
Thus he refuses to recognize Nero in the beast and its number.
Even the resultant of mechanical forces refuses to resolve itself into its constituents.
Section 5 provides that where a reference is to be to a single arbitrator, and all the parties do not concur in appointing one, or an appointed arbitrator refuses to act or becomes incapable of acting, or where the parties or two arbitrators fail, when necessary, to appoint an umpire or third arbitrator, or such umpire or arbitrator when appointed refuses to act, or becomes incapable of acting, and the default is not rectified after seven clear days' notice, the court may supply the vacancy.
Under section 6, where a reference is to two arbitrators, one to be appointed by each party, and either the appointed arbitrator refuses to act, or becomes incapable of acting, and the party appointing him fails, after seven clear days' notice, to supply the vacancy, or such party fails, after similar notice, to make an original appointment, a binding appointment (subject to the power of the court to set it aside) may be made by the other party to the reference.
In each case the people thought themselves to be worshipping Yahweh under the title of Molech or Baal; but the prophet refuses to admit that this is so, because the worship itself is an apostasy to heathenism.
Ultimately, while assisting his brother-in-law in an intrigue with the wife of a neighbouring knight, Tristan is wounded by a poisoned arrow; unable to find healing, and being near to death, he sends a messenger to bring Queen Iseult to his aid; if successful the ship which brings her is to have a white sail, if she refuses to come, a black.
BIGOT, one obstinately and intolerantly holding particular religious opinions, who refuses to listen to reason and is ready to force others to agree with him; hence also applied to one who holds similar views on any subject.
If the membrane is of some impermeable substance, like gold leaf, the hyphae cannot dissolve its way through, but the tip finds the most minute pore and traverses the barrier by means of it, as it does a stoma on a leaf, We may hence conclude that a parasitic hyphae pierces some plants or their stomata and refuses to enter others, because in the former case there are chemotropically attractive substances present which are absent from the latter, or are there replaced by repellent poisonous or protective substances such as enzymes or antitoxins.
Jesus also refuses to conform to the current ideas as to the establishment of the kingdom.
A "non-support law," which went into effect in 1906, enacts that a man who refuses to provide for his family when able to do so shall be committed to the workhouse for hard labour, and that fifty cents a day shall be paid to his family.
Agamemnon sends an embassy by night, offering Achilles restitution and full amends - Achilles refuses.
In 1672 Saint-Mars proposes - the significance of this action is discussed later - to allow Dauger to act as "valet" to Lauzun; Louvois firmly refuses, but in 1675 allows him to be employed as valet to Fouquet, and he impresses upon Saint-Mars the importance of nobody learning about Dauger's "past."
Frequently this is sufficient; but if the stomach refuses to eject its objectionable contents, we may either give an emetic or wash it out by means of a stomach-pump or siphon.
Ngeli (Der Wortschatz des Apostels Paulus, 1905, pp. 85 seq.), whose opinion is all the more significant on this point that he refuses to admit any linguistic features adverse to the Pauline authorship of the other epistles.
She offers to release Orestes if he will carry home a letter from her to Greece; he refuses to go, but bids Pylades take the letter while he himself will stay and be slain.
The aim of philosophy (whether fully attainable or not) is to exhibit the universe as a rational system in the harmony of all its parts; and accordingly the philosopher refuses to consider the parts out of their relation to the whole whose parts they are.
A husband who wilfully abandons his wife, leaving her destitute, or who refuses to support her when he is able to do so, may be punished by imprisonment in the state prison not exceeding one year or in the county jail or workhouse not more than six months nor less than fifteen days, and for ten days, in the discretion of the judge, he may be kept on a bread and water diet.
To the atheist alone Locke refuses full toleration, on the ground that social obligation can have no hold over him, for " the taking away of God dissolves all."
Petrarch refuses to believe that any good thing can come out of Arabia, and speaks of Averroes as a mad dog barking against the church.
It is noteworthy that Aristotle accuses Anaxagoras of failing to differentiate between vas and >/ivXi, while Socrates (Plato, Phaedo, 98 B) objects that his vas is merely a dens ex machina to which he refuses to attribute design and knowledge.
Mannhardt, who by comparing numerous examples of similar customs among other European peoples arrived at the conclusion that the rite was of extreme antiquity and of dramatic rather than sacrificial character, and that its object was possibly to procure rain; (2) that of Wissowa, who refuses to date it farther back than the latter half of the 3rd century B.C., and sees in it the yearly representation of an original sacrifice of twentyseven captive Greeks (taking Argei as a Latin form of 'Ap-yE701) by drowning in the Tiber.
After 66 years'exile Jeremiah brings back the Jews to Jerusalem, but refuses to admit such as had brought with them heathen wives.
It may take a while, but she shouldn't have any real difficulty having her husband declared deadâ€”but she refuses to sue.
Even better, Lane Fox refuses to be shy about his own predilections.
When it jams, a red warning light normally comes on in the cockpit and the rear active aero also refuses to operate.
The Home Office letter obstinately refuses to delete the effect leaving only " purpose " as proposed by the noble baroness, Lady Miller.
Continue reading " American billionaire Robert Kraft refuses to rule out investment in Liverpool.
carnivalesque even grotesque body, which refuses to be ignored.
Rate a many internet access but no way Collins haven't had a. Communication gear and and insurance parent world that refuses.
conventionalityall and slim, he always dresses in a snuff-coloured suit and refuses to bend in any way to social conventionalities.
Lexie refuses to take any notice of Julie's strong disapproval of her attitude to Jessie.
disheartening especially when it's freezing cold and the bird refuses to fly.
He gets so finicky over such irrelevant things, he tells yet more blatant lies and refuses to accept what he has done.
incompetent patient refuses treatment Mrs Y is 56 years old.
so intrepid and determined is he, that he refuses to take a denial.
Annie begs Gilbert to spare Peter's life, but he refuses, consumed by jealousy and suspicion that Annie still loves Peter.
It refuses even to discuss the beating to death of hundreds of thousands of baby joeys as it knows it is indefensible.
If the employer refuses they must explain why in writing and give objectively justifiable reasons.
The singer Bryan Adams refuses to eat milk or cheese or any other animal product, as do k or cheese or any other animal product, as do k d lang and Moby.
Ben refuses to wear a kilt to the ceremony.
Whichever way you look at it the statistical molehill refuses to grow into a mountain.
Perhaps it's her military upbringing, one of her friends suggests, but she refuses to let naysayers get their way.
One week into rehearsals the bank refuses to extend the overdraft any longer.
If the person disputing parentage refuses to take a test, the Child Support Agency can treat them as the child's parent.
pretencewhich refuses to obey the commands of the Savior is a mere pretense, and will never save the soul.
refuses to comply, the employe is deemed to be employed until the full hearing.
refuses to admit the problem even exists.
Smith refuses to become a keeper of sacred relics -- the living interpreter of his own back catalog.
He saves us that we might worship Him, but Pharaoh refuses the request.
But despite such a rich canvas of intertextuality, this novel stubbornly refuses to be anything but an old-fashioned yarn on an epic scale.
Starfall a world on the edge, where crooks and smugglers hide in the gloomy shadows and modern technology refuses to work.
XP refuses to recognize video card, USB hub, and sovereign statehood of Taiwan.
Hilary refuses to sell the second statuette to Beverly and Jim.
That the Saudi regime refuses to use oil to exert pressure on the US reveals its total subservience to Washington.
It is a con trick to use pension saver's funds to take risks Big Business itself refuses to take.
However, despite a raft of punitive measures designed to bring persistent truants to book, the problem refuses to go away.
unsettled when she refuses.
The bank refuses to do business with companies involved in the fur trade and rejects clients with poor labor practices or ecologically unsound policies.
It also says the military government in Yangon refuses to hand over known drugs warlords and tolerates money laundering.
Reid thus takes Hume's scepticism as, on its own showing, a reductio ad impossibile (see Hume, ad fin.) of accepted philosophical principles, and refuses, accordingly, to separate Hume from his intellectual progenitors.
The only qualification admitted under the new convention is that it shall not apply when the debtor-state refuses or leaves unanswered an offer of arbitration, or in case of acceptance renders the settlement of the terms of arbitration impossible, or, after arbitration, fails to comply with the award.
" The pen," he says, " refuses to transcribe doctrines as miserable in respect of form as they are odious and degrading in respect of meaning."
The orthodoxy which refuses all new theories may look for help to the pathological dissociation of personality, or at least (e.g.
But the mind of man not only refuses to believe this explanation, but plainly says that this method of explanation is fallacious, because in it a weaker phenomenon is taken as the cause of a stronger.
If the employer refuses to comply, the employe is deemed to be employed until the full hearing.
Yet the tobacco lobby still refuses to admit the problem even exists.
Karen refuses to let her mother be subpoenaed to give evidence, so the final day of her trial goes ahead without her.
It is a con trick to use pension saver 's funds to take risks Big Business itself refuses to take.
Lou slaps Anita twice and taunts her to hit her back, and is unsettled when she refuses.
Our hamster refuses to eat his food, he will only gnaw on the bars of his cage.
Rupert refuses to watch any movie from the horror genre.
Because of her harrowing experience on an out-of-control roller coaster, Julia refuses to step foot in an amusement park.
Sometimes, I think my husband refuses to help around the house just to antagonize me.
The council refuses to accredit any academic program that doesn't meet its standards.
However, excessive crying, colicky behavior, and a baby that refuses to sleep are behaviors which should be addressed immediately with your doctor.
Obviously, there are positive and negative points regarding their use, and sometimes, the child will basically take the decision away from the parent anyway, especially if that child just refuses to use a one at all.
The National Child Support Enforcement Agency can help you get the financial benefits your child deserves, even if the other parent refuses to be emotionally or physically there for your child.
If he still refuses to potty train, he should be considered resistant.
If your child refuses them, simply keep offering them, without forcing your child to eat them.
However, if the manufacturer refuses to comply with the law, you may need to hire a qualified attorney.
If the breeder refuses, then you should be very wary of doing business with her.
I've had to learn that the hard way with a cat that refuses to get off my counters.
My fiancee refuses to give the kitty the medication on the advice if his vet, although my vet that has treated the cat for several years says it is the right treatment.
Meticulous cats will always have a clean litter - If you have a finicky cat that refuses to use a litter box that has been soiled, an automatic box can keep your cat from soiling other areas of your home.
Rodrick gets angry when Greg refuses to record Rodrick's band, Löded Diper, and their mother essentially ruins the tape.
If the seller refuses to replace it, the issuing bank often offers safeguards for the consumer.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature refuses to cooperate.
Perhaps he/she refuses to see your talents and continually bypasses you when it comes to promotions, he/she may have questionable ethics, or you may just have the sneaky suspicion that your boss just doesn't like you.
If the person refuses to do something you like to do, even though you have done your fair share of things he or she likes, you may want to reconsider hanging out and being friends with him or her in the future.
Some may even take offense if a vegetarian refuses to eat the meat they've prepared and assume this person has a superiority complex.
If the company refuses to answer your questions or the driver seems rude, take your business elsewhere.
During the session, you will give him or her an ultimatum; if the addict refuses to receive treatment, he or she will no longer receive the things that enable his or her drug/alcohol use.
The counselor can help you plan how to respond to the addict as well as set firm consequences for the addict if he or she refuses to get treatment.
She refuses to pose for men's magazines.
Sources say that Rodman is in desperate need of an intensive in-patient rehab facility, but being his same old combative self, he refuses to go.
Remember that a beautiful lace dress isn't quite as beautiful if your daughter refuses to wear it because the lace is "itchy".
Do not do business with a breeder that refuses to provide references.
She doesn't like to walk on her front paws, is very stubborn and refuses to focus on what I'm trying to teach her.
However, I am greatly concerned that this new vet refuses to listen to your concerns and make a simple phone call to your former vet.
However, there is always the street-smart dog that refuses to take a pill no matter how tasty it is advertised to be.
When a dog refuses to take food or water, this is a very serious sign that his condition is failing.
Once the dog refuses to drink, the process of dehydration begins.
Perhaps one or both parents are not registered, or perhaps a co-breeder refuses to sign registration papers for some reason.
Sometimes, however, it refuses to grow, and in damp places the bulbs rot in summer.
It can be disappointing to show up at a restaurant, famished for dinner, and find out that the maître d' refuses to seat you because you're not wearing a tie.
Self-inflicted abuse means that an elderly individual may not be able to care for their personal health and hygiene needs but refuses help.
So, if you enjoy word games and everyone in your family refuses to play Scrabble with you because you know too many obscure words… this may be just the thing for your cold, winter evenings.
The doctor should be called if the child runs a fever, refuses to eat or drink, and if the child shows signs of dehydration.
When the pituitary refuses to stop producing GH, the levels of IGF-1 also reach abnormal peaks.
If a child refuses to do something or explicitly voices fear, those feelings should be taken seriously and explored through questions and discussion.
If the child contacts the parents and refuses to return home, the parents should encourage him or her to contact the National Runaway Switchboard and ask for assistance or encourage the child to go to a friend or relative.
This type, nonretentive encopresis, is a behavioral condition in which the child refuses to defecate in a toilet.
Don't judge: If your loved one refuses to talk about the child's death, don't force him or judge him.
If you are eligible under FMLA and your boss refuses your leave request, you can inform your boss (nicely) about FMLA--some people honestly do not understand FMLA.
No one in their right mind refuses to do something like that!
If the microwave simply refuses to run, then you need to determine why this might be happening.
If your child hates hats and refuses to wear them, then a costume with a hat or full-head mask is a bad choice.
Your boyfriend has suddenly decided to exercise for hours, three or more times a week and refuses that you come along.
She refuses to stop hanging out with him, and she won't allow me to ever come to the guy's house so that I can meet him.
I buy her flowers and random times, take her out to eat, and see movies, but she just refuses to stop hanging out with him.
The term bull-headed is often used to describe someone stubborn who refuses to be forced to act against his will.
This is why it often seems as if a Virgo man won't fight for the love he wants or why he often refuses to partake in typical love games like making his partner feel jealous.
However, the skies become overcast when Pisces refuses to take a philosophical point of view or when he gets wounded by Sagittarius' blunt words.
A parent or guardian may be accused of educational neglect if she refuses to take responsibility for a child's education.
There are hundreds of paranormal research societies dedicated to studying phenomena that conventional science either cannot explain or refuses to acknowledge.
If the spirit is not responding or refuses to say goodbye, you should get firm by saying goodbye again and then closing and removing the board.
Instead of trying to make the most of his or her resources, the cheapskate refuses to spend money at all.
Although Ted Baker takes the grass root approach and refuses to advertise, his modern footwear can be found online and in high end department stores.
Moc Croc Tripad: With a two-inch heel and patent-leather mock crocodile print, these SAS sandals are definitely for the woman who refuses to sacrifice fashion, even though she still requires comfort.
Too sick to perform in a concert scheduled to benefit the hospital, Love refuses treatment until Dr. Drake agreed to pretend to be him and perform in the concert.
Stefan Salvatore refuses to drink human blood, satisfying his need to feed on animals.
Nikki wants to have another child with Victor, but Victor refuses.
Meghan gives Felicity a book on wicca when Felicity expresses a desperation to get back to Noel, and Felicity searches through the book herself to find the correct spell after Meghan refuses to help.
Jeremy refuses to go with her, however, and their relationship ends.
Rufus is also not very happy, and considers turning Jenny in to the authorities, but Lily refuses to press charges.
Nevada is the only state in the U.S. that refuses to exchange financial or ownership information with the Internal Revenue Service.
If a dealer refuses to negotiate with you on the phone, move on.
He refuses such requests, showing strength of character that is rare in the industry.
Mark decided that the group was too pop for him, and of course, eventually moved on to an acting career (though not before dropping Good Vibrations on us with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - something he refuses to talk about these days).
The other members are keen to make it happen, but Plant so far refuses to be a part of the plans.
Elphaba refuses to help the Wizard with his plan and decides to use her magic to try and stop him.
John now refuses to perform the song and says he never will again, unless asked to do so by Diana's children.
In one episode, she refuses to drive with her husband in their hybrid car to the Sundance Film Festival, opting instead to fly to the event because she didn't want to show face there without having traveled in luxury.
She refuses to let people's negative opinions affect her and she has chosen to surround herself with only good people.
Deleese went into a deep depression, and refuses to leave her house during the daylight hours.
She decides Sophia should get Social Security Survivor Benefits from her father's death, but his family refuses to submit to a test to prove paternity.
Max defeats Blaster but refuses to kill him, which is a violation of the Bartertown laws, so he is tied to a donkey and sent into exile.
Despite the best efforts of the rest of the crew, she refuses to consider the suggestion that Suzee might exist only in her head - they live in parallel dimensions, she insists, and their brain waves happen to be on the same frequency.
The information they're looking for is the reason for Number Six's resignation, which he refuses to give them.
When he fails first to save his mother, he refuses to fail in his quest to save Padme.
It is Arwen who shepherds Frodo across the dangerous fields to Rivendell when he is felled by the Witch King and later, she refuses the journey to the West because she will not abandon the human she loves.
In fact, according to an article in the Athens Banner Herald, the celebrity bike racer usually refuses to talk to the press.
It may take a while, but she shouldn't have any real difficulty having her husband declared dead—but she refuses to sue.
He refuses the waters, even knowing his people still suffer.
What kind of monster refuses to kill women?
Xander can take him, but he shouldn't, because Jonny won't be alone when Xander faces him, and Xander can't face the creatures with Jonny without help, which he refuses to ask for, because he's a complete ass.
Helium alone refuses to be absorbed, and it can be pumped off from the charcoal in a state of absolute purity.
At one time he refuses to explain it, but generally he assumes that all natural and spiritual forces are indwelling in matter.
The moral effect of the report, with the criticisms of the company's methods and recommendations appended thereto, is great, and it rarely happens that a company refuses to adopt, or at any rate to test, the recommendations so made.
The finest parts of the epic are those in which Gudrun, a prisoner in the Norman castle, refuses to become the wife of her captor, and is condemned to do the most menial work of the household.
Each kind of ant is so addicted to its own particular fungal food that it refuses disdainfully, even when hungry, the produce of an alien nest.
Yahweh himself refuses to accompany Israel owing to their disobedience, but in response to Moses'.
Sense is the evidence of inference; directly of analogical and inductive, directly or indirectly of deductive, inference; and therefore, if logic refuses to include sensory beliefs among judgments, it will omit the fundamental constituents of inference, inference will no longer consist of judgments but of sensory beliefs plus judgments, and the second part of logic, the logic of judgment, the purpose of which is to investigate the constituents of inference, will be like Hamlet without the prince of Denmark.
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