[ verb ] refuse to accept or acknowledge
"I reject the idea of starting a war" "The journal rejected the student's paper"
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
We are in a transitional stage in which many_of the connotations of former usage have had_to be revised or rejected .(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
Hence , if what is in_question is whether in a given theology myth is or is not completely rejected , it is unimportant whether only a_little bit of myth or a considerable quantity is accepted ; for , in either event , the first possibility is excluded .
It will be recalled from the discussion in Section 7 that the position of the `` right '' , as represented by Barth , rests_on the following thesis : The only tenable alternative to Bultmann 's position is a theology that ( 1 ) rejects or at_least qualifies his unconditioned demand for demythologization and existential interpretation ; ( 2 ) accepts instead a special biblical hermeneutics or method of interpretation ; and ( 3 ) in so doing , frees itself to give appropriate emphasis to the event Jesus_Christ by means of statements that , from Bultmann 's point_of_view , are mythological .(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
This approach rejects virtually all field measurements .
The next level attempts to weigh varied evidence and come to a balanced , sensible conclusion ; field measurements by experienced explorers are not rejected , and even reports of a less scientific nature are duly evaluated .
[ verb ] refuse to accept
"He refused my offer of hospitality"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
Pelham pointed_out that Georgia voters last November rejected a constitutional amendment to allow legislators to vote on pay raises for future Legislature sessions .(The Dallas Morning News,...)
While details are still be to worked_out , Ratcliff said he expects to tell home_folks in Dallas why he thinks Berry 's proposed constitutional amendment should be rejected .(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
In this process the Minoan Mycenaean inheritance had been transmuted or finally rejected ; the Aegean world which had existed before 1000 differed from that which rises more clearly in our vision after 800 .(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
That after all his years of effort to become a composer , he should now , now when he was still stoutly replying to the critics of his Discourse_on_the_Arts_and_Sciences , be so close to a success in music and have_to reject it .
Or at_least appear to reject it !
[ verb ] reject with contempt
"She spurned his advances"
Used in print(The Wall Street Journal,...)
As `` Much Ado '' turned serious while the insipid Claudio rejected Hero at the altar , a sprinkle began to fall .