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spurn
used in The Mill on the Floss

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reject as not good enough
  • If it was not disgusting to me in every other way, I should object to my sister's name being associated for a moment with that of a young man whose father must hate the very thought of us all, and would spurn you.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- Brother and Sister (71% in)
  • Not that anger, on account of spurned beauty can dwell in the celestial breasts of charitable ladies, but rather that the errors of persons who have once been much admired necessarily take a deeper tinge from the mere force of contrast; and also, that to-day Maggie's conspicuous position, for the first time, made evident certain characteristics which were subsequently felt to have an explanatory bearing.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (15% in)

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