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Word: spurn

Definition: reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.


Sentences Containing 'spurn'

He said, “a fancy would sometimes take a _Yahoo_ to retire into a corner, to lie down, and howl, and groan, and spurn away all that came near him, although he were young and fat, wanted neither food nor water, nor did the servant imagine what could possibly ail him.
It was then the duty of the Gentleman Usher to "pluck down the escocheon stallplate of such knight and spurn it out of the chapel" with "all the usual marks of infamy".
Senor Don Quixote, have you observed the comeliness of my lady the duchess, that smooth complexion of hers like a burnished polished sword, those two cheeks of milk and carmine, that gay lively step with which she treads or rather seems to spurn the earth, so that one would fancy she went radiating health wherever she passed?
Spurn Point with its bird sanctuary is supported by the RSPB and is a few miles north-east of Patrington Haven village.
Spurn the idol Bell, and the hideous dragon; turn from the wrath to come; mind thine eye, I say; oh!
The chorus calls upon him to “Serve the faith and spurn its enemies.” Nicolas vows to do just that, and the movement closes with a congregational hymn.

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