When that hour arrives—and, mark me, come it will—turn from the world to which you clung, to the refuge which you spurned.
’Your brother’s widow and her orphan child spurn the shelter of your roof, and shun you with disgust and loathing.
Is there no way to rob them of further triumph, and spurn their mercy and compassion?
Why, how many lies, what mean and abject evasions, what humbled behaviour from upstarts who, but for my money, would spurn me aside as they do their betters every day, would that ten thousand pounds have brought me in!
And now, to be defied and spurned, to be held up to her in the worst and most repulsive colours, to know that she was taught to hate and despise him: to feel that there was infection in his touch, and taint in his companionship—to know all this, and to know that the mover of it all was that same boyish poor relation who had twitted him in their very first interview, and openly bearded and braved him since, wrought his quiet and stealthy malignity to such a pitch, that there was…
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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.