spurne

spurne

(spɜːn)
vb
to spur
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the ground Was strewd with pearle, and in low corrall groues, Sweet singing Meremaids, sported with their loues On heapes of heauie gold, and tooke great pleasure, To spurne in carelesse sort, the shipwracke treasure.
Present him with many, yet small gifts and of little charge, And if thou hast cause to bestow any great gratuity, then let it be some such as may bee daily in sight, for otherwise thou shalt live like a hop without a pole, live in obscurity, and be made a footeball for every insulting companion to spurne at.
Which godly Martyrs as they could not abide beyng aliue, so neither can they now suffer their memories to lyue after their death, least the acts of them beyng knowne, might bring perhaps their wicked acts and cruell murthers to detestation: and therfore spurne they so vehemently against this booke of histories, with all kind of contumelies and vprores, railing and wondering vpon it.
558-60)-and accompanied by contemptuous hauteur: 'make them bow their knees that once did spurne you' (l.