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English Dictionary: rejecting by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Reject \Re*ject"\ (r?-j?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rejected}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Rejecting}.] [L. rejectus, p. p. of reicere,
      rejicere; pref. re- re- + jacere to throw: cf. F. rejeter,
      formerly also spelt rejecter. See {Jet} a shooting forth.]
      1. To cast from one; to throw away; to discard.
                     Therefore all this exercise of hunting . . . the
                     Utopians have rejected to their butchers. --Robynson
                     Reject me not from among thy children. --Wisdom ix.
      2. To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to decline
            haughtily or harshly; to repudiate.
                     That golden scepter which thou didst reject.
                     Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also
                     reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me.
                                                                              --Hos. iv. 6.
      3. To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.
      Syn: To repel; renounce; discard; rebuff; refuse; decline.
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