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Refuse (noun)

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Réfuse. n.s. That which remains disregarded when the rest is taken.

We dare not disgrace our worldly superiours with offering unto them such refuse, as we bring unto God himself. Hook.

Many kinds have much refuse, which countervails that which they have excellent. Bacon.

I know not whether it be more shame or wonder, to see that men can so put off ingenuity, as to descend to so base a vice; yet we daily see it done, and that not only by the scum and refuse of the people. Government of the Tongue.

Down with the falling stream the refuse run,
To raise with joyful news his drooping son.

This humourist keeps more than he wants, and gives a vast refuse of his superfluities to purchase heaven. Addison.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Allestree, Richard (89) · Bacon, Francis (396) · Dryden, John (788) · Hooker, Richard (175)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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