- She couched her refusal in very polite terms.
- Her refusal was couched in very polite words.
- He was unemphatic in his refusal.
- No words can express the grandeur of that parade.
- Their refusal rang the knell of our hopes.
- I suffered a blunt refusal when I called him.
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