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ref yooh tay shuhn

  • n  the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
    his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive
  • n  any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
  • n  the act of determining that something is false

  • Richard Nisbett's Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count is a devastating and persuasive refutation of all those who believe intellectual ability is fixed at .
  • It would be a refutation of his own book, but the time has passed when Maitland can possibly admit to his own duplicity.
  • Fourth, the refutation should also come from a trusted, neutral, third-party source.
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  • Texas Tech associate athletic director takes shot at SEC
    You'll remember earlier this offseason when Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops took a shot at the SEC, proclaiming that the bottom of half of the league was, in fact, not very good, and that the conference's dominance has been overstated . Naturally, there was much mock pointed at Stoops afterwards, as well as some good ole fact-based refutation of his claim.
    July 10, 2013 -

  • Colin Powell in The News - International
    Powell wrote: "In direct refutation of this portrayal is the fact that relations between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people are excellent."
  • St Timothy in
    Our research is a refutation of the canonical position that what makes human language unique is a singular ability to comprehend these kinds of patterns,said Timothy Gentner, assistant professor of psychology at UCSD and lead author of the...
  • Naoto Kan in AFP
    Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev "did not present any refutation to this," Kan said.

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