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#1 2005-11-13 22:58:25

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'rebuffal' for 'rebuttal'

Offers and actions can be rebuffed, but arguments can only be rebutted. 300+ ghits (but in some of these 300, ‘rebuffal’ is merely a substitute for ‘rebuff’):

I am still hopeful that the Observer will consider printing a rebuffal from a
psychiatrist with a more balanced view of causation of schizophrenia … … 1092674837

Came across this letter by Engels that is the ultimate rebuffal to anyone claiming that Marxism is “economic determinism” ...

Such a meek rebuffal I take as an admission of your unwarranted, extravagant
claims and supercilious attack upon a very good racing driver.

...Nozick in his Anarchy, State and Utopia from 1974 specifically attempts a rebuffal of Rawls’s ideas of redistributive justice.

For a detailed appraisal of benefits, rebuffal of the LSE report, details of
trials and a FAQ on ID cards visit the govt ID card site.

Amidst stinging criticism from pundits in his North Tipp homeland, Ryan issued a defiant rebuffal to critics.

And my recourse is limited as I found out about the article more than two weeks
after its printing so posting a letter in rebuffal would not longer work. … f_cult.php

There will not be a rebuffal of this rumour as there are rumours circulating all the time surrounding the Bond films.



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