SHUN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of shun
Definition:
v. avoid deliberately; keep away from
Example:
Cherishing his solitude, the recluse wants to shun the company of other human beings.
Sentence in Classic:
I need hardly remind you that during the days of the retreat all boys are expected to preserve a quiet and pious demeanour and to shun all loud unseemly pleasure.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
These indeed are most cruel expedients, contrary not merely to every Christian, but to every civilized rule of conduct, and such as every man should shun, choosing rather to lead a private life than to be a king on terms so hurtful to mankind.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Yet without power to kill, or change, or shun the fact; he likewise knew that to mankind he did long dissemble; in some sort, did still.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
But if I only am claimed by the Teucrians for combat, if that is your pleasure, and I am the barrier to the public good, Victory does not so hate and shun my hands that I should renounce any enterprise for so great a hope.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
It was remarked, however, that some of those who had been most intimate with him appeared, after a time, to shun him.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context
It was seldom he got as fair treatment as from this last farmer, and so as time went on he learned to shun the houses and to prefer sleeping in the fields.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
But he was too timid in giving satisfactory reasons for his wish that she should shun connection with the household of the Heights, and Catherine liked good reasons for every restraint that harassed her petted will.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context