I think she's still in 'a state of denial' about her husband's death. [=she still has not fully accepted that her husband is dead]
The city government has been heavily criticized for its 'denial' of the seriousness of the situation.
He's 'in denial' about his drinking problem. [=he will not admit that he drinks too much alcohol]
(..) We want Federal legislation granting Negroes the right to vote unencumbered. And we want Federal protocol eliminating the decades-long dismissal and illegal denial of blacks seeking to vote. And we want robust enforcement of that protocol. Well... That's fine. But... Most of the South (..)2014 Selma
(..) Not one of these militant Malcolm X types. So... I wanna help. Tell me how. Well, Mr. President, I'm here to speak specifically about the denial of a basic American right for the Negro citizen. The right to vote. Well... Technically... Technically, we already have it. (..)2014 Selma