spurn


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to be unwilling to accept, consider, or receive

to slight (someone) deliberately

a deliberate slight

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This is Holderness: home to the lost villages trail that takes travellers from the rich, rolling wolds to the very tip of land and shingle that hooks out into waters off Spurn Head.
Hecate's comment "and you all know, security / Is mortals' chiefest enemy" is read as evidence that Macbeth has a pact with the devil (a "security"), a reading only possible if one ignores the previous two lines: "He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear / His hopes 'bove wisdom, grace and fear" (III.
REPUBLICANS are outraged that Ian Paisley might spurn the chance to be First Minister.
That is another waste of taxpayer money, and any reporter with integrity should spurn such an invitation.
He was right to spurn the material he was shooting for the third season of his celebrated sketch-comedy series, ``Chappelle's Show,'' for which he signed an unprecedented $55-million contract.
TUMBLING onto the banks of the Humber estuary in the cold, grey light of dawn I felt a tad delicate to say the least This wasn't surprising, as Mrs D and I had attended a great Skem wedding (congrats to John and Janet Power) the night before, and I'd managed the grand total of two hours sleep before being picked up and taken to Spurn on the east coast.
DEREK RIORDAN'S agent insists the Scotland striker may spurn a move to CARDIFF and decide to honour his contract at Hibernian.
Unlike most top junior players who spurn high-school competition, Querreyplayed for the Lancers when his schedule allowed.
Sims can spurn the advances of The Jock, welcome the overtures of the Femme Fatale, find true lust with Mr.
Jackson is considering California and USC, although he might spurn both for a pro baseball career.
InBev celebrates efficiency, and spurns sentimentality.
When Claudio's sister Isabella, a religious novice, pleads for his life, her beauty stirs Angelo 's repressed passions; he promises her Claudio'sfreedom if she will yield herself to him, a suggestion she angrily spurns.
He was a holy man who suffered immensely because the barbaric events around him spurned the voice of Church and God--as, of course, today's society spurns that of Pope John Paul II on the dignity of life, especially that of the unborn.
At first she spurns his offer as testily as the marriage proposals her parents foist upon her, but then she is tempted by the chance for an exciting adventure at last.