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Sample sentences for the GRE study word refute

refute can be used as a verb

1.'What's that, then' I retorted, showing a decided purple witness to refute her. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2.Our ears refute the censure of our eyes.. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.Wickham, I can only refute it by laying before you the whole of his connection with my family. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4.Phaethon, full of resentment, and eager to be able to refute the calumny, hastened to his mother Clymene, and besought her to tell him whether Helios was really his father. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
5.It seems that the hundred-times-refuted theory of the "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
6.I may be in earnest or not, but what is that to you--to refute the argument is your business. - from The Republic by Plato
7.What the populace once learned to believe without reasons, who could-- refute it to them by means of reason. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
8.To refute him someone would have to prove to him that there is no devil, or another peasant would have to explain to him that it is not the devil but a German, who moves the locomotive. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9.Come, if so you will, count, and continue this conversation at my house, any day you may be willing to see an adversary capable of understanding and anxious to refute you, and I will show you my father, M. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
10.They savour of the heretical views of the Anabaptists, views that I have completely refuted in four of my unpublished sermons. - from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
11.The bulldog of Aquin, with whom no word shall be impossible, refutes him. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
12.In the brief existence of Ellison I fancy that I have seen refuted the dogma, that in man's very nature lies some hidden principle, the antagonist of bliss. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
13.Why Atheism nowadays "The father" in God is thoroughly refuted equally so "the judge," "the rewarder." Also his "free will" he does not hear--and even if he did, he would not know how to help. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
14.Footnote The view here refuted by Leonardo was maintained among others by Bramantino, Leonardo's Milanese contemporary. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
15.He probably would have refuted Plato without reading him, in the same fashion in which he supposed himself to have refuted Bishop Berkeley's theory of the non-existence of matter. - from The Republic by Plato
16.Here and there in the manuscripts mention is made of an anonymous "adversary"_ avversario _whose views are opposed and refuted by Leonardo, but there is no ground for supposing that Marc Antonio della Torre should have been this "adversary".. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci

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