Usage examples for shun

  1. When fortune smiles I'll not thy glory shun and leave behind Thy worship! – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  2. Birds are seldom seen, and the monkeys so common in the Philippines, shun the solitude of these immense forests. – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  3. These fellows do all the dirty jobs, everything necessary in the way of extortion; the more respectable officials shun these disagreeable transactions, especially if they be natives of the place where the taxes are collected. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  4. " Truly, my poor lass, I trow we cannot shun it," said he. – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt
  5. I shall not shun the sight of him; it is delightful to me, and a less painful cure to him than sending him away would be. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  6. And she was right to shun you- you would never have understood her." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  7. I see you will not allow me to forget it; but I must own it is weakness to endeavour to shun the scrutiny. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  8. Shun not the struggle; face it. – The Negro and the elective franchise. A Series Of Papers And A Sermon (The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers, No. 11.) by Archibald H. Grimké, Charles C. Cook, John Hope, John L. Love, Kelly Miller, and Rev. Frank J. Grimké
  9. One effort, and the field is won; Then why should I the battle shun? – Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan by Anonymous
  10. She has been violently taken from you, and you shun society in order to feed your sorrow. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  11. Laura was not an advanced female, with a mission; she was simply a young and lovely woman, capable of the noblest action and feeling should the occasion demand them, but naturally luxurious and beauty- loving in her tastes, and inclined to shun the prosaic side of life. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  12. But grant that strangers shun thy destinies And only Romans fight - shall not the son Shrink ere he strike his father? – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  13. But why should he order us to shun it? – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  14. She did not pause to consider what had caused their flight; but, obeying that instinct which bids us shun the present danger, perhaps to encounter a greater more remote, she sprang from the tree, and rushed towards the river. – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  15. You have probably heard what has been said in there and have also probably received a command to shun me. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  16. The story, to cause all the girls to shun her! – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  17. I bid thee fear it, shun it, hate it! – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  18. Thinkest thou that I shun the truth, even when it strikes me to the earth? – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  19. You can belong only to one- the other you must shun. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner