Declination in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Declination

a formal refusal of something

Examples of Declination in a sentence

While I appreciated the invite I received to the fancy ball, I had other plans that night and had no choice but to offer a declination in response.  🔊

Since it is rude to not respond to an invite, you should always give some sort of formal declination if you are invited to something you cannot attend.  🔊

The two ambassadors were trying to reach an agreement so their countries could work together, but they both offered a declination to the treaty that had unfavorable terms.  🔊

We offered our enemies the chance to surrender honorably, but the only thing they offered in return was declination and a declaration that they would fight to the death.  🔊

The formal invite to the party was met with an equally formal declination on my part, since I had no desire to attend.  🔊

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