Examples of spurn in a Sentence
fiercely independent, the elderly couple spurned all offers of financial help
Recent Examples of spurn from the Web
At one point, countertenor Charles Humphries (a capable replacement for Robin Blaze) donned a petticoat and smeared lipstick on his mouth to play the rustic Mopsa, spurning Brook’s amorous Coridon in a hilarious duet.
All the actors who got spurned in the running for Young Han Solo are probably champing at the bit for the role, angling for a franchise to call their own.
Silence from executives amid reports Cryan successor sought Candidates spurn Achleitner in CEO search, reports say The silence all day spoke volumes about the disarray at the top of Deutsche Bank AG, say insiders and shareholders.
Trump has told advisers that he was spurned in a large spending bill last week when lawmakers appropriated only $1.6 billion for the border wall.
Brees could have easily left New Orleans without a quarterback and $18 million in dead cap, but decided to spurn greener pastures to stick around.
The most optimistic see a Nixon-to-China-style opening for Mr Trump to forge a North Korea deal that American conservatives might spurn from another president.
Forty-eight years since Marquette coach Al McGuire spurned an NCAA Tournament bid in favor of the NIT, the two tournaments are no longer remotely comparable.
While much of the dominant culture was focused on spurning the Irish, Tweed & Co. were eager to exploit the political power these new immigrants provided.
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Origin and Etymology of spurn
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
turn one's back on;
Synonym Discussion of spurn
- declined his party's nomination
- refused to lend them the money
- rejected the manuscript as unpublishable
- teenagers who repudiate the values of their parents
- spurned his overtures of friendship
First Known Use of spurn
SPURN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spurn for English Language Learners
: to refuse to accept (someone or something that you do not think deserves your respect, attention, affection, etc.)
SPURN Defined for Kids
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