IPHIGENIA Do not insist on what I must refuse.
ARKAS A needful and a just demand refuse not.
It seems thou art not used to suffer much, when, to escape so great calamity, Thou canst refuse to utter one false word.
PYLADES In vain thou dost refuse; with iron hand Necessity commands; her stern decree Is law supreme, to which the gods themselves Must yield submission.
An aged couple, who belong to the old régime and obstinately refuse to part with the little plot of ground on which they have lived for years, anger him to the point of madness.
Inscrutable in broadest light, To be unveil'd by force she doth refuse, What she reveals not to thy mental sight
As thou, without, didst please and amuse me, Running and frisking about on the hill, So tendance now I will not refuse thee; A welcome guest, if thou'lt be still.
Her interest in his work captivated him, and he couldn't refuse to lend her the manuscript.
Reading the look of pain that had come into her eyes, he said, 'You will not refuse me?
I tell you I should refuse Mr. Price, even if he were to ask me to marry him, here, at this very moment.
You will not refuse it?'
Why do you refuse to take the only step that may lead us out of this difficulty?' 'How can you ask me?
He could not refuse her the peace from pain that these attentions brought her, though he would have held himself aloof from all women but one.
'You ruin my life; you refuse me the only happiness.
You will not refuse, Julia?' Her upraised face was full of doubt and pain, and she was perplexed by the fly-man's dull eyes, his starved horse, his ramshackle vehicle, the wet road, the leaden sky.
Solitude will complete the blackening of his imagination; he will fancy all his friends unjust, ungrateful, and you first of all, if you once refuse to be at his beck and call; he will accuse you of having bothered him to live under your roof and of having prevented him from yielding to the wishes of his country.
To have a right to accuse others of injustice, we must be just ourselves; and how can we be so if we refuse to pay our debts to Great Britain?
Refuse him and we go.
But not until about a month later did I refuse to recognize my relatives.
As the assistant physician could grant favors to the attendants, and had authority to discharge them, they did his bidding and continued to refuse most of my requests.
Even a cup of water between meals is denied me, and other requests which you have no right to refuse.
"You had no right to refuse to pick up the book, and you had no right to leave the school without permission.
When the teacher should refuse to answer them.
Among such there would generally be some who would refuse to have any thing to do with the measure simply from a desire to thwart and impede the plans of the teacher.
You may refuse to give particular individuals the private assistance they ask for in such a way as to discourage and irritate them, but this is by no means necessary.