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spurn
used in Jane Eyre

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reject as not good enough
  • At Lowood, indeed, I took that resolution, kept it, and succeeded in pleasing; but with Mrs. Reed, I remember my best was always spurned with scorn.
    Chapter 11 (11% in)
  • In the course of the tale I had mentioned Mr. Lloyd as having come to see me after the fit: for I never forgot the, to me, frightful episode of the red-room: in detailing which, my excitement was sure, in some degree, to break bounds; for nothing could soften in my recollection the spasm of agony which clutched my heart when Mrs. Reed spurned my wild supplication for pardon, and locked me a second time in the dark and haunted chamber.
    Chapter 8 (48% in)
  • The first I chose was Celine Varens — another of those steps which make a man spurn himself when he recalls them.
    Chapter 27 (57% in)

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