• WordNet 3.6
    • adj rejective rejecting or tending to reject "rejective or overcritical attitudes of disappointed parents"
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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
    • a Rejective Rejecting, or tending to reject.
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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.
    • rejective Rejecting or tending to reject or cast off.
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  • Elie Wiesel
    “Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.”
  • Buddha
    “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”
  • Mary Baker Eddy
    “Reject hatred without hating.”
  • Sir Peter Medawar
    Sir Peter Medawar
    “The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    “Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”


In literature:

Of the Renewal of Applications by Rejected Candidates.
"The Principles of Masonic Law" by Albert G. Mackey
They were nearly identical with the terms formulated in the British ultimatum, which Napoleon had rejected.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
The finished artist could not do this; he would hear, as it were, the false note, and reject it.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
The action of the Lords in rejecting the Budget of 1909 had an important personal result.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
It is but fair to say the Conference rejected this singular program in theory while unintentionally carrying it out.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Philoctetes also is rejected by man and accepted by Destiny.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
He rejects no incident which admits of development on the side of feeling and motive.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
I object to it because the Fathers of the Republic eschewed and rejected it.
"Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865" by Abraham Lincoln
He rejected it with scorn.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
The ideas which some receive others reject as unreasonable.
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee

In poetry:

Reject the wreath of rose,
Take up the crown of thorn
That shows
To-night a child is born.
"Art" by Alfred Noyes
Or is it of its kind, perhaps,
Just perfection—-
Whence, rejection
Of a grace not to its mind, perhaps?
"A Pretty Woman" by Robert Browning
A wistful Echo stayed behind
To join the mortal dances,
But Mr Judd, with words unkind,
Rejected her advances.
"The Ballad of Hampstead Heath" by James Elroy Flecker
If France reject thee, 'tis not thine,
But her own, exile that she utters;
Ideal France, the deathless, the divine,
Will be where thy white pennon flutters,
As once the nobler Athens went
With Aristides into banishment.
"To Lamartine" by James Russell Lowell
"O that beauty should harbour a heart that's so hard!
Sing willow, willow, willow!
My true love rejecting without all regard.
O willow, willow, willow!
O willow, willow, willow!
Sing, O the green willow shall be my garl-and.
"Willow, Willow, Willow" by Henry Morley
Fountain of Mercy! whose pervading eye
Can look within and read what passes there,
Accept my thoughts for thanks! I have no words,
My soul, o'erfraught with gratitude rejects
The aid of language -- Lord! behold my heart.
"Moses In The Bulrushes. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More

In news:

Several state governors vow to reject a Medicaid expansion—virtually entirely federally funded—that, nation-wide, would provide healthcare coverage for about 17 million more low-income adults and children.
She found the best way to make new friends is to be honest, even at the risk of rejection.
Bishops Reject Obama's ' Accommodation '.
Government / US Justices Reject Appeal by Adelphia Founder, Son.
Despite the deteriorating security situation along the Egyptian-Israeli border, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has rejected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's request to reconsider the terms of the 1979 Camp David Accords.
After Tulsa County voters gave a 26,000-vote rejection to a proposal aimed at shoring up Tulsa's aerospace industry, leaders of that effort are dusting themselves off and talking about trying again.
A Bush administration plan to cut back the air marshal program that mushroomed after the Sept 11 attacks was rejected by Republicans and Democrats in Congress.
The plant the Public Service Commission rejected would have been built adjacent to this Alliant plant in Cassville.
Canadian judge rejects royal privilege argument.
An attempt to invoke royal privilege in a Canadian courtroom was rejected by a judge Monday.
Gingrich angrily rejects marital question at debate 19 Jan 12.
Panner rejected a request from the plaintiffs.
ING had previously rejected the compensation demands, saying the losses related to the employee's activities to the US$67 billion pension fund were limited.
Senate rejects plan to compensate state sterilization victims.
Let's Not Reject Compulsory Voting Too Hastily.

In science:

There exists a rejection test T2 that is harder than the test T1 and does not reject the data-generating process with probability 1 − ε − δ.
A nonmanipulable test
Proposition 1 shows that, given any test T1 , there exists a rejection test T2 that does not reject the data-generating process with probability almost as high as T1 , and the acceptance sets of T2 are contained in those of T1 .
A nonmanipulable test
Given ε > 0, let ˆT ε be a rejection test (that does not reject the datagenerating process with probability 1 − ε) associated with a global category test ˆTS .
A nonmanipulable test
The rejection test ˆT ε does not reject the data-generating process with probability 1 − ε, and it cannot be manipulated.
A nonmanipulable test
For any given theory P , the test ˆT ε delivers the rejection set of the theory P that consists of finite histories of outcomes that must be regarded as sufficiently inconsistent with the theory P to justify its rejection.
A nonmanipulable test