shunned


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
References in classic literature ?
I had shunned my father more than any one since our return home, for the radical antipathy between our natures made my insight into his inner self a constant affliction to me.
To lay himself liable to death futilely, he would have considered as reprehensible as to have shunned danger in time of necessity; but when Tarzan elected to do a thing he usually found the means to accomplish it.
In one of these apartments he was found dead, his face contorted in an expression of fear so horrible that it drove to madness those who looked upon it; yet there was no mark of violence upon him Since then the quarters of O-Mai have been shunned for the legends have it that the ghosts of Corphals pursue the spirit of the wicked Jeddak nightly through these chambers, shrieking and moaning as they go.
Was he to fall without a struggle from amongst the high places, to be stripped of his wealth, shunned as a man who was morally, if not in fact, a murderer, to be looked upon with never-ending scorn by the woman whose picture for years had been a religion to him, and whose appearance only a few hours ago had been the most inspiring thing which had entered into his life?
He learned to know where to place his clients' money, which of the jobbers would make a price in New Zealands, and which would touch nothing but American rails, which might be trusted and which shunned.
He who lived by the salt sea, in a land of tropic downpour, religiously shunned contact with water.
I was so foolish as to persist, begging to know why, then, they were not made in two equal pieces; whereupon I was shunned.
I involuntarily shunned the thought of it, and yet the thought continually arose in my mind like a haunting spectre.
Sabin, who neither shunned nor courted observation, watched her with a grim smile which was not devoid of bitterness.
Beyond the few lazy and reckless vagabonds with whom he sauntered away his time in the fields, or sotted in the ale-house, he had not a single friend or acquaintance; no one cared to speak to the man whom many feared, and every one detested--and Edmunds was shunned by all.
Neighbours were as kind as they were wont to be of old, but she shunned their greetings with averted head.
Many a look was turned towards him, and many a doubtful glance he cast on either side to see whether any knew and shunned him.