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  • v. Present participle of spurn.


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  • And many fear that in spurning the Iranian government in its entirety, Bush may be slamming the door on five years of painstaking progress.

    Iran on the Brink

  • Rebels passed resolutions "spurning" Mr. Lincoln's terms "with the indignation due to so gross an insult;" declared that the circumstances connected with his offer could only "add to the outrage and stamp it as

    The Great Conspiracy, Volume 7

  • Thursday's spurning of the Nasdaq-ICE offer comes one week before a meeting of NYSE shareholders, some of whom already were rankled by their board's prior refusal to talk with the ICE-Nasdaq team or push for improved terms from the Deutsche Börse.

    NYSE Rejects Nasdaq-ICE's Sweeter Bid

  • Or the Republicans will put together a proposal that sounds just as good to the average voter but is completely defeated by a few careful loopholes and then act like good faith negotiators that the Democrats are spurning in their single-minded lust for power.

    Matthew Yglesias » It’s Time to Not Get Financial Reform Done

  • The Huffington Post has a great piece of video of Hillary Clinton spurning a kiss from husband Bill Clinton in favour of a kiss from Barack Obama, do take a look ...

    Bill, Hillary and Barack

  • They also flocked to high-dividend-paying stocks, spurning bank stocks and commodities.

    S&P 500 Back to Loss for '11

  • Mr. Mugabe said Gadhafi had been "naïve to build close relations with the West, who were once his enemies," and faulted him for spurning old allies in Africa.

    Zimbabwe's Mugabe Gets Support

  • Age was a major varying factor, with younger people more likely to oversleep and those over 55 increasingly spurning a clock at all.

    How Long Do You Ignore Your Alarm Clock? | Lifehacker Australia

  • Mr. Saleh's spurning of the plan appears to have left the international community with few palatable options.

    Yemeni Leader Hardens Stance, as Clashes Rise

  • The precious metal as a result has generally traded in line with commodities and other growth-sensitive assets in recent weeks, spurning its occasional perceived role as a safe haven from economic turmoil.

    Gold Gains Ahead of European Meetings


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