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spurn
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Moby Dick
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  • But the ship, having her full complement of seamen, spurned his suit; and not all the King his father’s influence could prevail.
  • Spurn the idol Bell, and the hideous dragon; turn from the wrath to come; mind thine eye, I say; oh! goodness gracious! steer clear of the fiery pit!
  • —how I spurned that turnpike earth!

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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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