English version

would not

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwould notwould nota) used to say that someone refused to do something He wouldn’t give us any money. b) used to say that something did not happen, even though someone was trying to make it happen The door wouldn’t open, no matter how hard she pushed. would
Examples from the Corpus
would notNellie had hoped it would not be too late for her, and now this had to happen.Keyes said he would not break his fast until he was invited to participate in subsequent candidate debates.In the army they would not fight, for the good reason that they had nothing to fight for.We remember Princess Diana causing grim foreboding at the Palace by avowing that she would not go quietly.That was the annual stockholders meeting, at which the computer would not only be publicly introduced, but officially shipped.Days later, my brother called to say he was all right, but would not say where he was.
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