Even colleges that shunned out-of-state students for years are showing a marked receptivity.
For decades the West has shunned the Asian country, whose ruling generals brutally repressed their own people.
Salem has shunned reporters for years despite his high profile; his spokesmen insist he is an honest businessman.
Any justice who leaked may well be shunned by his or her colleagues.
It was an eyeblink ago that that divorcées were shunned, that contraception within marriage was often considered reprehensible.
He shunned society; avoided all unnecessary movement or excitement.
He shunned all the world; he went alone like a wounded deer.
I have foreseen this day so long and shunned it that now I meet it almost with extended hands.
He proved himself a good soldier; he shunned no toil nor danger.
He was without society, for he was shunned by the resident gentlemen in the neighbourhood.
Old English scunian "to shun, avoid; abhor; desist, abstain; to hide, seek safety by concealment," of uncertain origin; not found in any other language. Perhaps ultimately from PIE root *skeu- "to cover, to hide." Related: Shunned; shunning. A shun-pike (American English, 1911) was a road constructed to avoid tolls.