• WordNet 3.6
    • n rejection the act of rejecting something "his proposals were met with rejection"
    • n rejection the speech act of rejecting
    • n rejection (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign "rejection of the transplanted liver"
    • n rejection the state of being rejected
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The city of Denver was originally chosen to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, but had to withdraw because Colorado voters rejected to finance it
    • n Rejection Act of rejecting, or state of being rejected.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The "Spruce Goose" flew on November 2, 1947, for one mile, at a maximum altitude of 70 feet. Built by Howard Hughes, it is the largest aircraft ever built, the 140-ton eight-engine seaplane, made of birch, has a wingspan of 320 feet. It was built as a prototype troop transport. Rejected by the Pentagon, Hughes put the plane into storage, never to be flown again.
    • n rejection The act of rejecting, of throwing off or away, or of casting off or forsaking; refusal to accept or grant: as, the rejection of what is worthless; the rejection of a request.
    • n rejection plural Objects or parts rejected from a collection, as the coarse and least desirable fibers of a fiber-plant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The board game Monopoly was originally rejected by Parker Brothers, who claimed it had 52 fundamental errors.
    • Rejection act of rejecting: refusal
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  • Chevy Chase
    Chevy Chase
    “Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.”
  • Bernard Berkowitz
    Bernard Berkowitz
    “It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it.”
  • Jim Rohn
    “Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.”
  • Frank Dane
    “The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the givers bosom.”
  • Marquis De Vauvenargues
    “When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. rejectio,: cf. F. réjection,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. rejicĕre, rejectumre-, back, jacĕre, to throw.


In literature:

If you admit the first set, you can hardly reject the others.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
And the test, 'by their fruits ye shall know them,' cannot be openly rejected by any Christian.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
In Christendom, this ideal is rejected by Protestants and for the Roman and Oriental Churches it is only one among others.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Both should have very white, clear fat; and if that about the kidneys is red or discolored, the meat should be rejected.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
Whatever evils may follow a rejection of the treaty, they will not attend a postponement.
"American Eloquence, Volume I. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1896)" by Various
Obedient to his son, he will reject our submission.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
An easy remedy would have been to forbid Edward the house, but this my husband's pride rejected.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
None of them, that I recollect, except Mr. Fox, directly rejected it.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
They all agreed that Fanny had had no alternative but to reject the proposition at once.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
His claim was very thoroughly examined and reopened and examined again after rejection, and rejected a second time.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland

In poetry:

For he, that does the healing art neglect,
Which God ordain'd the sons of men to save,
Does that blest food, which nature gave, reject,
And sinks a suicide into his grave.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
'I told my soft wishes,' she sweetly replied,
(Ye virgins! her voice was divine!)
'I've rich ones rejected, and great ones denied,
But take me, fond shepherd! -- I'm thine.'
"May-Day ; Or, The Discovery. A Pastoral. In The Manner of Cunningham" by Hector MacNeill
With you there—Answer! Would you kiss me back?
Would you reject me if I sued again?—
How strange this is! I think my madness lasts,
Although I'm sure I have forgot the pain!
""Now That The Pain Is Gone, I Too Can Smile."" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Shut out the World, shut in the Home!
The sea is deeper than its foam;
Retain the gem, reject the paste;
Withdraw from Mammon's feverish haste,
Its tumult and its senseless waste.
"Seclusion" by John Lawson Stoddard
Say, were it ours, by Fortune's wild command,
By chance to meet beneath the Torrid Zone,
Wouldst thou reject thy Damon's plighted hand?
Wouldst thou with scorn thy once loved friend disown?
"Elegy XIII. To a Friend, On Some Slight Occasion Estranged From Him" by William Shenstone
When love rejected turns to hate,
All ill betide the man.
"You speak to Salem Hardieker" —
She spoke as woman can.
A scream — a sob — "He called me — names!"
And then the fray began.
"The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding-House" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The Detroit City Council voted Tuesday to reject $102 million in pay and benefits cuts for the - 12:44 am.
Ads for Zestra women's arousal oil rejected.
A look at why some famous authors' work wound up in Knopf's rejection pile.
California coastal agency rejects utility's request for seismic tests.
They reject as boring and aggravating the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and other college-level courses offered to them in high school.
Ryan Gosling's Coloring Book : The Rejected Applicants.
Peter King rejected a private meeting with a Colombian hooker.
The cash-strapped Wayne County Employee Retirement System has rejected a request for a lucrative - 9:21 pm.
When World War II veterans Friedrich Paarmann and Wolfgang Gribkowski tried to find funding to erect a simple memorial for comrades they lost in a fierce battle east of Berlin more than 60 years ago they were rejected at every turn.
FDA rejects bid to rename high-fructose corn syrup ' corn sugar '.
FDA rejects industry bid to change name of high fructose corn syrup to " corn sugar ".
Fairbanks rejects borough oversight of wood-burning emissions.
Former General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson rejects settlement, heads for trial after courtroom drama.
Scott DeJarlais rejects three debates with challenger.
Federal Judge Loretta Preska rejected a request by Hammond's defense team to release him under house arrest with family.

In science:

The rejection region R of this IUT is of the form R = Tγ∈Γ Rγ , where Rγ is the rejection region for a test of H0γ : θ ∈ Θγ versus H1γ : θ ∈ Θc γ .
Gene profiling for determining pluripotent genes in a time course microarray experiment
A hypothesis testing is to reject H ′ 0 when observing p(H ′ 0 |y ) < α for a specified significance level, say, α = 0.05, and otherwise not to reject H ′ 0 .
Frequentist and Bayesian measures of confidence via multiscale bootstrap for testing three regions
First we consider rejection regions of testing H0 for a specified α by modifying the two rejection regions of (3).
Frequentist and Bayesian measures of confidence via multiscale bootstrap for testing three regions
Table 6: Numbers represent probability of rejection under the true model, with rejection region calculated under H0 .
Divergences Test Statistics for Discretely Observed Diffusion Processes
Table 8: Numbers represent probability of rejection under the true model, with rejection region calculated under H0 .
Divergences Test Statistics for Discretely Observed Diffusion Processes