No: until I want the protection of Massachusetts to be extended to me in some distant Southern port, where my liberty is endangered, or until I am bent solely on building up an estate at home by peaceful enterprise, I can afford to refuse
allegiance to Massachusetts, and her right to my property and life.
He said to you: `If that vile Italian refuses
the million we ask of him, sire, -- if we are forced, for want of money, to renounce diplomacy, well, then, we will ask him to grant us five hundred gentlemen.
If you refuse
him on my account, I must tell you the whole truth.
Could she say, "I refuse
to content this pining hunger?
Often she would stubbornly refuse
to pronounce some particular word in her lesson; and now I regret the lost labour I have had in striving to conquer her obstinacy.
If you refuse
this mission which has been offered to you, I shall detain you here until I have the means of sending you under escort to France.
He remembered the parable of the unjust judge, and though he had previously felt sure that he ought to refuse
, he now began to hesitate and, having hesitated, took to prayer and prayed until a decision formed itself in his soul.
He still refuses
, positively refuses
, a provision which would make him an independent man for life.
Behold, he said, the wisdom of Socrates; he refuses
to teach himself, and goes about learning of others, to whom he never even says thank you.
Woe to boys who refuse
to obey their parents and run away from home
That an old gentleman of station should fall on his knees to a penniless governess, and burst out laughing because she refused to marry him-- that a penniless governess should refuse
a Baronet with four thousand a year--these were mysteries which Miss Crawley could never comprehend.
But as she was dancing the last quadrille with one of the tiresome young men whom she could not refuse
, she chanced to be vis-a-vis with Vronsky and Anna.