(1) This denial was an embarrassing rebuff for the Australian government.(2) Despite my polite rebuff , Adam returned to my cell door a week later and eagerly divulged his deplorable obsession.(3) General readers who have stayed this far will not be surprised that, in the face of such a blatant rebuff , the Reserve Bank did nothing.(4) This rebuff spurred them to think of an alternative.(5) It might have helped if the person who fielded all our claims had been slightly less triumphant in the tone of her standard rebuff .(6) In what will be seen as a clear rebuff to the second request, Mr Kenny said that delaying the ├ö├®┬╝176 million project until after Christmas was simply not an option.(7) callers phoning a chatline need have no fear of rebuff(8) It could have been a rebuff to what may have been perceived as the BBC's audacious judicial stance, but several of those organisations who refused have since had athletes banned or under suspicion.(9) In an ironic rebuff to communications technologies, the bill passed the Senate by unanimous, oral vote.(10) his reserve was not intended as a rebuff(11) He just laughs and makes a joke out of an intended rebuff .(12) It takes effort to refuse, and besides, there's always the danger that the refusal will be interpreted as a rebuff , a betrayal of religion, and a calloused disregard for people in need.(13) The attempts by some shortsighted commanders to confine themselves to training and to leave education to officers of educational structures have met with a resolute rebuff .(14) Menzies' amendment was seen by some as a rebuff to the ├ö├ç├┐non-aligned├ö├ç├û states.(15) The vote - 322 against, 291 for - was a devastating rebuff .(16) Their joint assertion was a rebuff to the imperialists.