His soul had arisen from the grave of boyhood, spurning her grave-clothes.
Cranly’s heavy boots were heard loudly charging across the quadrangle and then returning heavily, foiled and spurning the gravel at each step.
I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave.
And if it be pain for a mother to be parted from her child, for a man to be exiled from hearth and home, for friend to be sundered from friend, O think what pain, what anguish it must be for the poor soul to be spurned from the presence of the supremely good and loving Creator Who has called that soul into existence from nothingness and sustained it in life and loved it with an immeasurable love.
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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.