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  • refuse to accept or be associated with.
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The modernist belief that modern art should repudiate the past has been jettisoned.

I would advocate going on to repudiate the entire debt outright, and let the chips fall where they may.

Carteret’s wife Olivia, for her part, is determined to repudiate the legal and moral claims of her mulatto half-sister - Janet Miller - on their father’s estate.

The logical and just thing was to repudiate the enormous debt incurred by the monarchy.

breach of a condition gives the other party the right to repudiate a contract

As caput mansi or head of the household, the husband of the mother of the twin boys, should he choose to repudiate his wife, would be following a convention deemed appropriate to protect the social order with respect to unfaithful wives.

The majority repudiate, in enlightened terms, Taylor’s assumptions and personalization if not his “thumbs down” verdict.

Only the husband may repudiate his spouse, although the wife may provoke him to make that decision.

Regan quickly says she has received news of Edgar’s villainy and has come to repudiate her father’s naming of Edgar as his godson.

First, neo-evangelicals did not repudiate the fundamentalist past.

When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, a new leadership hastily jettisoned the Party’s name, and soon began to repudiate most of its past.

It’s believed that the insurance companies sought to repudiate their policies partly on the basis that the Department had failed to disclose details of penalties imposed prior to 1992.

The building reminded them of a past that belonged to them and their ancestors, a past they did not wish to repudiate.

Keynesianism thus evolved from a general theory repudiating laissez-faire economic orthodoxy into a kit of policy tools.

Mahmud rejected the offer, famously repudiating the idea that he should be known as a broker of idols rather than a breaker of them.

But their cult is now in disarray, and the best writing of the moment has repudiated useless dogmas in favor of the fundamentals of storytelling.

The effect of a repudiation upon the repudiator ’s right to arbitration is contingent on the character of the alleged repudiation and the reasons offered in justification.

A determination on the issue of repudiation will often entail an examination of the repudiator ’s manifest intent to preserve a pre-existing contractual right to arbitrate as an alternative to contractual repudiation.

Rejecting a constricting southern ethos, Florence flees to Harlem and marries Frank, a hard-drinking blues singer; subsequently, she repudiates him for rejecting her middle-class American values.

He subsequently, and rightly, repudiated them.

James exploited both the weakness of his own ecclesiastical hierarchy and the papacy’s fear that he might follow his uncle Henry VIII in repudiating Rome altogether.

We live in a society that has forgotten, and repudiated, its past.

The Roosevelt administration also brazenly stepped in and repudiated private and public contracts that required payment in gold.

When things went poorly for the Spanish, they just repudiated their debts and started over.

This leads to the possibility of the US repudiating its existing debt obligations to external creditors.

To escape his aesthetic dilemma, Ambrose must find a form that neither repudiates the past nor slavishly imitates it.

The Republican administrations of 1921-33 publicly reaffirmed their commitment to neutrality, repudiating the League in favor of a policy of commercial expansion and political nonintervention.

Michael, that story is now being repudiated by Historians and associate directors on Hitchcocks set.

Republicans are not repudiating their past, if they accept that their military role is done.

Fascism explicitly repudiated the bourgeois individualism that it associated with liberalism.