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spurn
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Frankenstein
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  • 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.
  • Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.
  • They spurn and hate me.
  • 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.
  • They were forever ardent and craving; still I desired love and fellowship, and I was still spurned.
  • I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.

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  • Her father—spurned and rejected and lovelorn?
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • I wanted to spurn the Herondale name because I thought I hated my father, but I don’t hate him.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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