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Definition reject as not good enough
  • She spurned his advances.
spurned = rejected
  • She spurned both major parties in the last election.
  • spurned = rejected
  • They spurn and hate me.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • spurn = reject
  • I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • spurned = rejected as not good enough
  • They were forever ardent and craving; still I desired love and fellowship, and I was still spurned.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • spurned = rejected as not good enough
  • The young girl spoke in high and enthusiastic terms of her mother, who, born in freedom, spurned the bondage to which she was now reduced.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • spurned = rejected as not good enough
  • Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • spurn = reject as not good enough
  • But again when I reflected that they had spurned and deserted me, anger returned, a rage of anger, and unable to injure anything human, I turned my fury towards inanimate objects.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • spurned = rejected as not good enough
  • The fire of Dorothea's anger was not easily spent, and it flamed out in fitful returns of spurning reproach.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Yes; spurn me, tread upon me, kill me!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini's Daughter
  • He insisted that he could not possibly explain why my hospitality had been so rudely spurned .... and he never did.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • 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
  • "The more fool you!" said Legree, spitting scornfully at him, and spurning him with his foot.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • The worst day was the testimony of the lover who spurned her, Tom Findlay.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • The scoot had turned into a skid, and the Buick was floating dreamily toward the lip of the drop, spurning snow from under its mudguards.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Or you may spurn my lord's friendship and our servant will simply deliver the Book himself while Rowan reaps our wrath.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Who felt cheated, spurned, and carried a resentment far deeper than what she had revealed.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • She sent a man who had long loved me, though I spurned his advances, to find me.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • If I pitied you for crying and looking so very frightened, you should spurn such pity.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The brothers would stumble home late, stepping on Papi, howling about some morena who had spurned them to their faces.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown

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