Definition of Refuting:
The Duchess of Orleans then came forward, and kneeling before the dauphin, begged for justice for the death of her husband, and that she might be granted an opportunity of refuting the calumnies that John Petit had heaped on the memory of her husband.- "At Agincourt", G. A. Henty.
However, they will suffice for refuting the prejudice common to Continental and English writers, that the designs of Russia were not understood or suspected in England until at a later, and too late, epoch; that the diplomatic relations between England and Russia were but the natural offspring of the mutual material interests of the two countries; and that, therefore, in accusing the British statesmen of the 18th century of Russianism we should commit an unpardonable hysteron- proteron.- "Secret Diplomatic History of The Eighteenth Century", Karl Marx.
The whole of this extraordinary letter is inserted in the Appendix, No. 51,- and Mr. Rouse's minute of observations upon it in Appendix, No. 52, fully refuting the few pretexts alleged in that extraordinary performance in support of the trade by influence and authority.- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.