Example sentences for: spurn

How can you use “spurn” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In a few pages, Wolfe lets us know that Vietnamese immigrants live packed into tiny apartments and take odious jobs in chicken processing plants that white and black Atlantans both spurn.

  • The Republican-sympathizing Irish News of Belfast led Monday with the news that Sinn Fein "may spurn chance to re-enter peace talks," but the Irish Times of Dublin quoted Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams as saying he was still "totally wedded" to the peace process.

  • The president needs to spurn the vital center, defy the spirit of reconciliation, and recognize he has only a little time left to tell the public what it doesn't want to hear.

  • He lives them, wears them, and so is proofed against the temptation to follow the (logical) sequel to bourgeois success--the urge to abandon the self-denial that made it all possible, to mock your colleagues and spurn your peers, to return no e-mail, to call in sick from the beach house, to drink $20 bottles of wine every night, to watch porno movies in bed with ironic comp-lit graduate students, and to vanish for days on end in pursuit of un-bourgeois happiness.

  • George W. Bush faces a dilemma: If he participates, he risks losing to the social conservatives who dominate GOP straw polls; if he skips the poll, Iowans may spurn him in February's all-important caucuses.

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