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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of spurn.

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  • adjective rebuffed (by a lover) without warning


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  • Allowing McCain to win and appoint more right-wingers to the courts because you feel spurned is very dangerous ...

    Exit polls: Half of Clinton's supporters won't back Obama

  • Sosa watch: The wad of dollars Hampton spurned from the Chicago Cubs would seem to bode well for Sammy Sosa getting a contract extension.

    Winter meetings notebook

  • A life ignored by all respectable people; a name spurned with the foot and scorned on the tongue.

    The Gold of Chickaree

  • It seems a bit rum, then, that she could be best known as the spurned wife of a cabinet minister.

    Vicky Pryce: 'I thought we were a unit'

  • In a flow of eloquence, worthy of Esmeralda herself, she revived incidents in Pixie's life, dating from babyhood onwards, to prove to the chairs and tables, and any odd pieces of furniture which might happen to be listening, the blameless and beautiful character of the maid who had even been spurned ( "spurned" was the word used) by a recreant unworthy the name of scoundrel.

    The Love Affairs of Pixie

  • Goldman's Lobbying Clout - Is Goldman Sachs still feared and courted in the halls of power or is it "spurned"?

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • TomTom has declined to tell the media whether Microsoft approached the company about a possible acquisition, but it certainly feels as though Microsoft is retaliating over some kind of spurned offer.


  • Once again, the dollar is being "spurned", says Lex in the Financial Times.

    MoneyWeek RSS - All

  • According to Godsell, Maroga denied he had resigned, and "spurned" two offers to resolve the matter.

    Mail & Guardian Online

  • Palin has "spurned" invitations to speak with Blacks on issues of "economic growth, educational deficiencies, family disintegration and young gang problems."

    Make Them Accountable


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  • Rejected

    September 20, 2010