Can his sister live up to the hype—and fend off the spurned military elite?
Both candidates have pledged to sign the security pact that outgoing President Hamid Karzai has spurned.
Yet as the spurned god fades away, Captain Kirk feels a pang.
But agency sources point out that Roth is the spurned suitor in this scenario.
A political-science graduate, she spurned during the Gaddafi era what she could have had: a government job.
I determined to tell you all, and to love you still, even though you spurned me from you forever.
The Prodigal reduced to poverty—despised and spurned by his friends.
He spurned the reconciliation with the Italian people, which had now for the first time since 1849 become possible.
He spurned the idea that he wanted Cuba to strengthen the slave power in Congress.
His words came out with a splutter as he spurned her from him.
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.