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spurn
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
reject as not good enough
  • But the ship, having her full complement of seamen, spurned his suit; and not all the King his father's influence could prevail.
    Chapters 10-12 — A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (77% in)
  • —how I spurned that turnpike earth!
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (24% in)
  • 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!
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (96% in)

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