He tried to think up a way of refusing politely.
Why she'd expected him to politely refuse to take credit was beyond her.
Most people politely refused, but one person threatened to call the police.
He asked her out a dozen times after that, and she always refused politely.
He had tried to refuse politely, but she would have none of it.
Adam tried to give him a tip, but he politely refused.
Boone politely refuses because he wants to start a family with his wife.
When we gestured for them to join us, they politely refused.
She politely refused, then grew angry when he pressed her.
I don't know when that will be, Isabella refused politely.