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1(utterly)(refuse/oppose/reject) de plano(refuse/oppose/reject) rotundamente
- The department would also act as underwriter for people who are flatly refused cover by private firms.
- The law firm flatly dismisses this.
- Many auto operators flatly refuse to go to certain places.
- He flatly refused an offer of cut-price salmon for cash, saying: ‘Thanks but no thanks.’
- We have thrown lots of ideas at the highways authority and they have flatly refused them all.
- Only a few have flatly refused to go to Egypt, she said.
- I had just flatly refused to talk to anybody for a few days but Beverly came knocking at my door.
- My previous advisor flatly refused, and that's why I left his lab, and it's also why I have a gap in my CV.
- A further 7% flatly refused to take their healthy snack in the first place.
- When Gareth first asked if I wanted to give a pint, I flatly refused.
- When he approached local experts in the city, they flatly refused.
- She flatly refused high office, for socio-political causes meant more to her.
- His evidence not only flatly contradicted the testimony of the other defendants, it implicated the top echelons of the football club in a conspiracy to mislead the court.
- Nobody loves an unfeminine female who quarrels with her boss, who flatly contradicts the men around her, who insists upon the rightness of her own notions.
- On other subjects his actions flatly contradict his words.
- This is, however, flatly contradicted by historical review, current doctrine, and common practice.
- All of this evidence flatly contradicted the claims that there was a wave, trend, or epidemic of school violence.
- For the many real world victims, the realities of domestic violence flatly contradict such stereotypes.
- These are half-truths and lies, which flatly contradict previous statements.
- The congressman says he flatly opposes ‘privatization’.
- He said it flatly, without emotion, but a muscle ticked in one side of his jaw.
- ‘I never had any interest in lecturing,’ he says flatly.
- The camera focuses again on the officials who continue reading at great length but flatly, bureaucratically, without interest.
- But Ms. Newman was not laughing when she stated flatly that it was not in her interest to jump into a job like this only to get them through a bad time and to move on.
- ‘I have no memory of my mother,’ she said flatly, her voice devoid of emotion.
- She said it flatly, a matter-of-fact statement, completely without emotion.
- Another analyst with a keen interest in the budget for over a decade said flatly the budget statement is nonsense.
- ‘She's not interested,’ she replied flatly, picking up her cello and unlatching the case.
- But when I asked Joel how the weather would affect the alpine moorlands, he said, flatly, ‘It is not raining.’
- ‘I was really self-destructive,’ he says flatly.
- ‘It's not my book, it's Carrie's,’ she said flatly, and turned away.
- ‘We don't have that,’ said the employee on Bleeker Street flatly, deciding it wasn't worth the time to even check his computer.
- ‘It's over,’ claims one Cabinet Minister flatly.
- ‘Don't shoot,’ he said, flatly, then looked out at a knot of junipers and some rusted machine parts sticking out of the bunch grass.
- But a Downing Street spokeswoman said flatly: ‘We haven't made any announcement and we are not going to make any announcement.’
- ‘Pumps haven't worked since Nixon was in office,’ she said flatly.
- ‘I don't have to give you an explanation,’ she said flatly.
- Damien answered flatly as he refilled his cup with the dark liquid from the coffee pot, ‘You obviously don't remember what happened, do you?’
- ‘As you wish,’ he replied flatly and stepped out into a spot of dim light.
- Finally, I broke away from his level, dark blue gaze and said flatly, ‘What do you want?’
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