Rebuttal Handout

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Rebuttal Definitions 1. the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument 2. A reply intended to show fault in an opponent's argument. 3. An act of rebutting, as in a debate. Rebutting means to oppose something by contrary proof. Etymology c.1300, from O.Fr. rebuter "to thrust back," from re- "back" + boter "to thrust, hit". Sense of "try to disprove, refute" is from 1817. Rebuttal first recorded 1830. Examples 1. The lawyer's rebuttal to the judge's sentencing was to present more
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Unformatted text preview: evidence to the case. - 2. She issued a point-by-point rebuttal of the company's accusations.- 3. In debate, contestants constantly use rebuttals to discredit their opponent Mnemonic-When you state a rebuttal, Your opponent is who you want to muddle, You state a counterargument, And hope to win the tournament ....
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