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- adj. Hated, despised, or avoided.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of scorn.
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- adj. treated with contempt
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The only thing worse than a woman scorned is a mother whose child is in danger.
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The real failure of American foreign policy in the Middle East, where we are universally scorned, is that we have not connected the dots of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and terrorist attacks against the United States.
A word scorned by a million liberal malcontents cutting off their noses to spite their collective face, considering it untrendy to stand up for a country that enshrined the very values that saddled their every high horse.
By that time the Republican President was a whippersnapper named Teddy Roosevelt, whose imperialism Twain scorned (he called TR a Tom Sawyer type).
She developed a reputation for promiscuity, and became known as a scorned woman, who bathed naked in the
Crowds gathered from the neighboring towns to gaze on the man whom they had known as a scorned and abused slave, and who now appeared among them as the ambassador of a power which hitherto, indeed, they had despised, but which in their present mood they were willing to propitiate.
These arrangements, based on the systematic financial raping, plundering, and pillaging of companies like GM by the labor unions through the negotiating of employee wages that are two thirds higher than the average wage, are now known as the scorned "Cadillac plans."
So all you "scorned" men and women out there please just get over yourselves.
Have you ever seen how a "scorned" divorced woman wants to get back at the ex?
Jesus also took a lot of grief for hanging with the wrong crowd -- paupers, thieves -- even a "scorned" woman.