Like all the other officers at Group Headquarters except Major Danby, Colonel Cathcart was infused with the democratic spirit: he believed that all men were created equal, and he therefore spurned all men outside Group Headquarters with equal fervor.
But to abandon Orr’s tent would be to abandon Orr, who would have been spurned and humiliated clannishly by these four simple-minded officers waiting to move in.
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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.