In a conversation with Charlie Rose, Melinda Gates said that foundations must act as catalysts to spurn governments into action.
A Ted Cruz may spurn those local politicians, and instead build his campaign upon national organizations.
LaSalvia went on to cite examples large and small of how the Republican Party had continued to spurn gay conservatives.
Mutlaq is painfully aware that his own side will be harmed if they spurn a place at the table of the enfranchised.
In that momentary calmness, he felt so strong and so rejoiced in his self-command that his spirit seemed to spurn its casket.
I spurn brotherhood of soul with one whose ambition has been for himself.
Something told me I might address you and you would at least listen; would not spurn me or turn away in hateful contempt.
If he read pity in them too, it was not such as he would now spurn.
For this reason I will not spurn this first good road, nor prefer conducting my carriage on the wrong path.
After playing with it, she will spurn it for a more ambitious alliance!
Old English spurnan "to kick (away), reject, scorn, despise," from Proto-Germanic *spurnanan (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German spurnan, Old Frisian spurna, Old Norse sporna "to kick"), from PIE root *spere- "ankle" (cf. Middle Dutch spoor "track of an animal," Greek sphyron "ankle," Latin spernere "to reject, spurn," Sanskrit sphurati "kicks," Middle Irish seir "heel"). Related: Spurned; spurning.