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  • Inshore and farther out the mirror of water whitened, spurned by lightshod hurrying feet.
  • Spurned and undespairing.
  • —Say that he is the spurned lover in the sonnets.
  • Once spurned twice spurned.
  • Once spurned twice spurned.
  • But the court wanton spurned him for a lord, his dearmylove.
  • Spurned lover.
  • Why hast thou done this abomination before me that thou didst spurn me for a merchant of jalaps and didst deny me to the Roman and to the Indian of dark speech with whom thy daughters did lie luxuriously?
  • A horde of heresies fleeing with mitres awry: Photius and the brood of mockers of whom Mulligan was one, and Arius, warring his life long upon the consubstantiality of the Son with the Father, and Valentine, spurning Christ’s terrene body, and the subtle African heresiarch Sabellius who held that the Father was Himself His own Son.
  • With clang tinkle boomhammer tallyho hornblower blue green yellow flashes Toft’s cumbersome turns with hobbyhorse riders from gilded snakes dangled, bowels fandango leaping spurn soil foot and fall again.

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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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