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  • v  pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.
    The landlord cannot resile from the lease
  • v  spring back; spring away from an impact
    These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide
  • v  formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
  • v  return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed
    The rubber tubes resile

  • The strict dictionary definition of "resile" is "draw back, recoil .

  • Anna Bligh in The Age
    I think it is very important to understand, and I don't resile from the fact for one moment, the system clearly failed this little girl,Ms Bligh told reporters.
  • John Brumby in The Age
    I don't resile one iota from the comments that I made : about Plug the Pipe and the claims that they are making. What they are saying to the Victorian people simply isn't true,Mr Brumby said yesterday. "Mike Dalmau is a failed Liberal...
  • Tony Burke in Stock and Land
    We do not resile one bit from the expectation we have put to the banks,Mr Burke said. "Now, the integrity of the financial system puts some legitimate barriers in terms of how quickly that has happened, but the Government's expectations...

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