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- verb archaic Third-person singular present simple form of
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And Ala-ed-Din told her all the story to the end thereof, and fell to cursing the Moor with all his might from out of his raging soul, saying: O my mother, woe to this damnable sorcerer, this ill-omened, vile, inhuman cheat and hypocrite, who contemneth all human kindness, and spurneth mercy and compassion!
He spurneth oft in plain way, and stumbleth oft; there he should heave up his foot, he boweth it downward.
Agamemnon king of men, he yonder hath no mind to quench his wrath, but is yet more filled of fury, and spurneth thee and thy gifts.
296Necessitie oft times presseth vs in the end to that, which our will continually spurneth against.
-- another, his arms locked about his love, spurneth thee from him all the long night.
Other hounds flee and avoid the wood hound as pestilence and venom: and he is always exiled as it were an outlaw, and goeth alone wagging and rolling as a drunken beast, and runneth yawning, and his tongue hangeth out, and his mouth drivelleth and foameth, and his eyes be overturned and reared, and his ears lie backward, and his tail is wrinkled by the legs and thighs; and though his eyes be open, yet he stumbleth and spurneth against every thing.
Necessitie oft times presseth vs in the end to that, which our will continually spurneth against.]