de Mazarin refuses us,' -- for he was pretty well assured I should refuse him that million.
I never denied that you had a penetrating eye, and that was why I thought you would not refuse my brother Charles a thing so simple and so easy to grant him as what I ask of you in his name, my lord cardinal, or rather in my own.
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.
After that, not a week passed without sick people coming, riding or on foot, to Father Sergius; and having acceded to one petition he could not refuse others, and he laid his hands on many and prayed.
Sophie," he began, timidly at first and then more and more boldly, "if you wish to refuse
one who is not only a brilliant and advantageous match but a splendid, noble fellow.
But you would use your own judgment: I ask you to obey mine; you refuse
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.
I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse
If you refuse
, I swear that your head shall pay forfeit.
But such was either the hatred or avarice of this man, that instead of doing us the good offices he pretended, he advised the King to refuse
our present, that he might draw from us something more valuable.
to leave this spot," answered the Cricket, "until I have told you a great truth.
Often he would positively refuse
to learn, or to repeat his lessons, or even to look at his book.