Example sentences for: spurned

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

  • The piece bore the title The Lady's Not for Spurning, with the reasonably obvious meaning The subject of this painting is not to be spurned as a disreputable whore (but enjoyed as a sensitive portrayal).

  • When his women unexpectedly wake up, like Galatea in his "Pygmalion" series or the spurned lover emerging from the almond tree in (1881-82, Merseyside), it's often disconcerting, and the men look as though they should have let sleeping maidens lie.

  • Granted this corner of the quiz to fill how I choose, I'm going to live the dream of every participant who's ever had an especially good answer rejected: I'm going to run my dozen favorites that Randy, in his "wisdom," callously spurned.

  • Now that Leonardo Di Caprio has spurned Lions Gate Films and American Psycho , the production company is trying to lure back the director it had rudely kicked off the project, Mary Harron ( I Shot Andy Warhol ). Though the whole thing was her idea in the first place, she was dropped the minute Di Caprio expressed interest and turned an arty $10-million feature into a $40-million vehicle for himself.

  • The progressives, like their predecessors among the Mugwumps--the independent-minded Republicans who spurned their party's presidential candidate in 1884--and Liberal Republicans and Whigs and Federalists, have long favored fiscal conservatism.


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