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 Meanings and Examples of SPURN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
spurn
 v.  reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn
Classic Sentence:
1  Well, that gives me sorrow, for I am not made so entirely happy by my marriage that I am willing to spurn you for the information, as I ought to do.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
2  The insolence of office, and the spurns.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XII
3  The young girl spoke in high and enthusiastic terms of her mother, who, born in freedom, spurned the bondage to which she was now reduced.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 14
4  But again when I reflected that they had spurned and deserted me, anger returned, a rage of anger, and unable to injure anything human, I turned my fury towards inanimate objects.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
5  They were forever ardent and craving; still I desired love and fellowship, and I was still spurned.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
6  That she had done a grievous thing in taking an impressionable child to mould into the form that her wild resentment, spurned affection, and wounded pride found vengeance in, I knew full well.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIX
7  'She is dead, perhaps,' said Miss Dartle, with a smile, as if she could have spurned the body of the ruined girl.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
8  artist who haunts her steps, and is spurned by the.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
9  At Lowood, indeed, I took that resolution, kept it, and succeeded in pleasing; but with Mrs. Reed, I remember my best was always spurned with scorn.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
10  I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
11  Of one who spurned them in his pride.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In IVY DAY IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM
12  But the ship, having her full complement of seamen, spurned his suit; and not all the King his father's influence could prevail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
13  His soul had arisen from the grave of boyhood, spurning her grave-clothes.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
14  Cranly's heavy boots were heard loudly charging across the quadrangle and then returning heavily, foiled and spurning the gravel at each step.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
15  Hapless Acron goes down, and, spurning the dark ground, gasps out his life, and covers the broken javelin with his blood.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
Example Sentence:
1  The heroine had to spurn the villain's advances.
2  She spurned my offers of help.
3  All attempts by the Socialists to woo him back were spurned.
4  The president spurned the tight security surrounding him and adopted a more intimate style of campaigning.
5  Or have they spurned scholarship and dedicated themselves to the serious business of being seriously rich?