“Refuse” in the news

Example collocations

not refuse
refuse collection
refuse to accept
right to refuse

Publications and example sentences

The Guardian
· Lenders warned about high levels of debt  
The service also reported an increase in the number of consumers complaining about credit card companies and banks refusing to pay out under section 75, which covers spending if a company goes out of business or fails to honour a contract.  Copy example sentence
The Guardian
· Jen Brister: Meaningless review – a furiously funny blast of rage  
More often, her combination of weariness and seething frustration make of Meaningless an entertainingly charged battle between sexist attitudes that refuse to die and a comedian who absolutely refuses to tolerate them.  Copy example sentence
The Guardian
· Trump says Republicans ‘forced’ to seek new state to host national convention  
North Carolina governor refused to guarantee event could be held without size restrictions due to coronavirus pandemic  Copy example sentence
The New York Times
· A.C.L.U. Sues Minneapolis on Behalf of Reporter Hurt by Police at Protest  
The defendants in the suit “interfered with the news media’s right to cover public events by refusing access to areas where events were unfolding and creating obstacles to the reporters’ movement about the city,” the lawsuit said.  Copy example sentence
The China Post
· Kosovo lawmakers vote in new center-right prime minister  
Serbia refuses to recognize Kosovo’s 2008 declaration of independence.  Copy example sentence
The Atlantic
· How to Actually Fix America’s Police  
Neither the police, nor anyone else, can tell us how many people have been injured when taken into custody, how many people have been arrested only to be later released without charges, or how many cases local prosecutors have refused to file for lack of evidence, constitutional violations, or police misconduct.  Copy example sentence
· Spain seeks to open up to some foreign tourism from late June  
Roy Cooper had refused to guarantee that coronavirus restrictions wouldn’t affect the party’s nominating convention.  Copy example sentence
The Guardian
· 7.4 million in UK living an almost cashless life, data shows  
With so many places where people use cash currently shut, such as pubs and cafes, some shops are refusing to take notes and coins at the moment.  Copy example sentence
The Independent
· Coronavirus: Starmer accuses government of ‘winging’ pandemic response  
The Home Office said removal from the country would be considered “as a last resort” for foreign nationals who refuse to comply with the order to stay at a single residence.  Copy example sentence