01. Kenneth's request for a transfer to the main branch was [rejected] because he doesn't have enough experience.
02. After months of [rejection] for various jobs, Sal finally got a position working in a furniture factory.
03. After being [rejected] by a number of girls he asked out, Ralph gave up trying.
04. She [rejected] his requests for a date a number of times before finally saying yes. Now they are happily married.
05. He received a heart transplant, and had to take drugs for the rest of his life so that his body wouldn't [reject] it.
06. The bird [rejected] its chicks after they had been handled by the children.
07. I bought a pair of jeans that were factory [rejects] for only $20.
08. As Gandhi once said, whenever you have truth, it must be given with love; otherwise the message and the messenger will be [rejected].
09. In 1962, Decca Records [rejected] the Beatles for a contract, saying, "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
10. Peter Medawar once observed that the human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein; it [rejects] it.
11. In Giotto's painting of 'The Last Judgment,' Christ's right hand summons the saved souls, while his left hand [rejects] those who are damned.
12. Martial arts star Bruce Lee once observed that in life you must absorb what is useful, [reject] what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
13. Studies show that women [reject] heart transplants more often than men.
14. Singer Bruce Springsteen [rejected] an offer of twelve million dollars to use one of his songs in an advertisement for Chrysler automobiles.
15. In 1987, Italians [rejected] the idea of developing a nuclear power industry in their country.
16. Gautama Buddha was an Indian prince who [rejected] his wealthy lifestyle to lead a more simple existence.
17. In March of 1994, Nelson Mandela [rejected] a demand by white right-wingers for a separate homeland in South Africa.
18. In September of 1967, the people of Gibraltar voted by close to 100 percent to retain British sovereignty, [rejecting] Spanish rule.
19. The suicidal state of mind has been described as being filled with a sense of self-hatred, [rejection], and hopelessness.
20. He received over 100 [rejections] from different publishing firms before finally finding one which was interested in his book.
21. The early Christian Church [rejected] the idea of cultivating music purely for enjoyment.

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