Phrases with "rejects"

He would not suit well on the stage, for obvious reasons, and realism rejects him. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Thomas Paine It rejects all hereditary government: First, As being an imposition on mankind. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Richard Burton A shopkeeper, for instance, usually says when he rejects an insufficient offer, “Yaftah Allah,” — “Allah opens. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

He rejects the fabulous with disdain; decides on the probabilities of such facts as he relates, and candidly exposes the deficiency of evidence. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Later he rejects as absurd the magnetic curing of wounds. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Charles Lamb But my waking stomach rejects it. Confessions of a Drunkard by Charles Lamb [1813]

The author of the Antig y Monumentos del Peru, Ms., rejects this notion with becoming gravity. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Edgar Allan Poe To gain time, she at once feigns a love for the usurer, and indignantly rejects the proposal of the Duke. The hour for the wedding draws near. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing The intelligence itself rejects such a supposition; in my case, with impatience and scorn. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

A higher civilisation, indeed, rejects such punishments as pernicious in themselves, and degrading to humanity. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Olaf Stapledon Though the Marxian claims that he rejects all metaphysics, he is apt to accept unwittingly a certain type of metaphysical theory, namely materialism. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Walter Scott Methinks, since the vowed votaress of the Virgin rejects me, it is to her holy patroness whom I ought to apply for succour. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Many an An, however, ardently wooed by one Gy, rejects her, and puts an end to her persecution by wedding another. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Anatole France It rejects the men compromised by radical politics and religious persecution. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Andrew Lang Dr. Helbig rejects this opinion. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

George Meredith He rejects your prediction, Clara Middleton.” She caught her clasped hands up to her throat. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

D. H. Lawrence He doesn’t want real warm intimacy — he won’t have it — he rejects it. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Sidney Colvin Some of those who present themselves the god rejects with scorn, others he cordially welcomes, others he admits with reserve and admonition. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Oscar Wilde He aims at making a pattern and proceeds by selection; he rejects the ‘hole in the wall’ idea, and will have nothing to do with the ‘false windows of a picture. Arts and Crafts by Oscar Wilde [1888]

Anthony Trollope It is not because he despises me that he rejects me; nor is it because he thought that I had taken property that was not my own. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon It rejects the view that all reality is essentially mental, and that matter is an illusion; but it does not affirm that mechanical principles can explain everything. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang But Mr. Pollock rejects the myth. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Aristotle discusses and rejects the theory that the male reproductive element is derived from every part of the body. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Andrew Lang Mr. Leaf rejects this theory, while supposing that there were schools for professional reciters. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Samuel Johnson The paucity of its topics enforces perpetual repetition, and the sanctity of the matter rejects the ornaments of figurative diction. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Nathaniel Hawthorne But he rejects me! He will not listen to the whisper of his heart, telling him that she, most wretched, who beguiled him into evil, might guide him to a higher innocence than that from which he fell. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

He who rejects it, rejects the vera causa of ordinary generation with subsequent migration, and calls in the agency of a miracle. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

He rejects the theory that it consists of hardened gum. On the Magnet by William Gilber

D.H. Lawrence Michelangelo rejects any feeling of corruption, he stands by the flesh, the flesh only. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Olaf Stapledon It rejects all concepts that cannot be derived from scientific observation. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

He rejects the legend of the Trojan descent of the early Britons, and animadverts severely on what he calls “the impudent and impertinent lies” of Geoffrey of Monmouth (q. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Olaf Stapledon Liberalism he rejects for two reasons. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells But what it rejects is the unpalatable and the irrelevant. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Woe be to him if he rejects it. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]