And what would she do if he refused her request?
If I had refused her request, who knows what she might have done?
In 1888 he refused a request to return to government.
Of 35 who reported having asked to see a doctor, 22 said the request had been refused.
This was the first time I'd ever refused such a request.
Perhaps he had been wrong in refusing their request to play the story down.
I thought that he was going to refuse my request.
There was no reason to refuse the request, but he still wanted to know more.
At first, he seemed on the point of refusing the request.
He didn't know how to refuse a request like that.