She had not counted on a flat refusal from him.
To my great astonishment, I received a flat refusal from the young lieutenant.
"Your answer to my offer, then, is a flat refusal?"
In many cases where a request has been made, it has met with a flat refusal.
It wasn't exactly good news but it was better than a flat refusal.
Finally he ended the discussion with a flat refusal and called Perkins.
He supposed any answer other than a flat refusal had promise.
Jack asked to be allowed to visit the ape, but again he was met with flat refusal.
I should have expected her flat refusal to grant me, at the very least, the same space to set the record straight.
And even then the only final result might be a flat refusal to believe.
De Gaulle's call on the rebel leaders to end hostilities and to participate in elections was met with adamant refusal.
Despite the girl's adamant refusal, the grandmother insists.
Her adamant refusal of his offer indicated that she shared his feelings.
Her adamant refusal to come out to her mother seriously threatens her new relationship.
In the end, his adamant refusal to consider death helped lead to the deadlocks on execution.
But his adamant refusal to answer other questions frustrated Democratic senators and liberal scholars.
A knock on Daquan's door elicited an adamant refusal from inside to speak with reporters.
It's not that hard to remain unknown, just another commuter, one who is conspicuous only in his adamant refusal to wear a red tie.
What I didn't expect was her adamant refusal to return to the Vale with me.
There was no arguing against that; she read an adamant refusal in his whole stance.
Ingram's steadfast refusal to franchise or take on debt resulted in the chain remaining relatively small.
A critical obstacle to peace in the region is the steadfast refusal of the Palestinian Authority to take responsibility for its own actions.
Gwenn wasn't so sure now that all she needed was a simple and steadfast refusal to believe a word.
Bryan campaigned vigorously despite Murphree's steadfast refusal to do so as a candidate.
The move couldn't have better highlighted Albany's steadfast refusal to help kids over the union.
So the continuing reports of such a deal, coupled with both companies' steadfast refusal to comment publicly, seemed to push shares down in two ways.
It was her steadfast refusal to trust anything or anyone that saved her.
Nava and his followers stand out because of their steadfast refusal to cut deals with Mexico City.
The man's stubbornness and steadfast refusal to venture information beyond his instructions had been maddening at times.
Portugal's steadfast refusal to cede these territories caused relations with India to decline.