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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shun avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
    • v shun expel from a community or group
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word constipation (con sta PAY shun) comes from a Latin word that means "to crowd together."
    • v. t Shun To avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way of; to escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice. "I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.""Scarcity and want shall shun you."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shun To detest; abhor; shrink from.
    • shun To go or keep away from; keep out of the neighborhood of; avoid.
    • shun To try to escape from; attempt to elude, generally with success; hence, to evade; escape.
    • shun To refrain from; eschew; neglect; refuse.
    • shun To shove; push. Bailey, 1731; Halliwell.
    • shun To shrink back; fall back; retreat.
    • shun To avoid or evade danger or injury.
    • shun To withhold action or participation; refrain, as from doing something.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Shun shun to avoid: to keep clear of: to neglect
    • pr.p Shun shun′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. shunned
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  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.”
  • Ernest Hemingway
    “Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.”
  • Horace
    “While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.”
  • Voltaire
    “Shun idleness is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are the richest.”
  • John Gay
    “What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. shunien, schunien, schonien, AS. scunian, sceonian,; cf. D. schuinen, to slepe, schuin, oblique, sloping, Icel. skunda, skynda, to hasten. Cf. Schooner Scoundrel Shunt


In literature:

They would have avoided their tutor, but he called to them, and asked their reason for wishing to shun him.
"The Looking-Glass for the Mind" by M. Berquin
He had begun to court Ellenor persistently, and she, as persistently, shunned him.
"Where Deep Seas Moan" by E. Gallienne-Robin
Be quick To shun all evil.
"The Woman Who Dared" by Epes Sargent
Let me shun all occasions of evil, and if by weakness or allurements I am led into paths of sin, if I fall, oh!
"Gold Dust" by E. L. E. B.
Even the negro quarter must be shunned, lest we might give alarm.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
I shunned Darry and the stables.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
Why had the Mother shunned her?
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I was in fear that she would ride off, and shun me.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Sad faces are shunned; and signs of suffering excite less sympathy than repulsion.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Thus the country became a region of violence and bloodshed which all men of peace and quietness were glad to shun.
"Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott

In poetry:

Tell her that's young,
And shuns to have her graces spied,
That hadst thou sprung
In deserts, where no men abide,
Thou must have uncommended died.
"Song: Go, lovely rose!" by Edmund Waller
The soul must clear itself from ev'ry sin,
(That Christ with ev'ry grace may enter in)
And shun those vices, which it once allow'd,
That Christ may with his gifts the mansion crowd.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
I spread the food he loves the best,
I light the lamp when day is done,
Yet still he stays another's guest—
Oh, my one son, my son.
I would it burned in mine own breast
The spell he may not shun.
"A Salem Mother" by Theodosia Garrison
Land of wonders, fair Cathay,
Who long hast shunned the staring day,
Hid in mists of poet's dreams
By thy blue and yellow streams,--
Let us thy shadowed form behold,--
Teach us as thou didst of old.
"At The Banquet To The Chinese Embassy" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
By Nature's self in white arrayed,
She bade thee shun the vulgar eye,
And planted here the gaurdian shade,
And sent soft waters murmuring by;
…Thus quietly thy summer goes,
…Thy days declinging to repose.
"The Wild Honey-Suckle" by Philip Morin Freneau
Villians that shun the light,
Traitors who hate the right,
Cowards who dare not fight, Own that ye blundered.
Spurning the name of slave,
Bravest amid the brave,
Each fills a soldier's grave, Noble six hundred.
"The Charge At Port Hudson" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Nebraska has seen a steady increase in voters who are shunning both political parties and registering as independents, but party leaders disagree about the significance of the trend.
One-Third of Shoppers Shun C-Store Foodservice.
High gas prices are helping to drive demand for CPG products, especially basic ingredients for home cooking, as consumers shun restaurant dining and opt to prepare meals themselves, according to a new report from Information Resources Inc.
The New Yorker's George Packer Shuns iPhone, Twitter.
( I will probably be shunned for even usingt those two words in the same sentence.
N'Timate Hair Studio and Day Spa - founded June, 2009 by Shun Kilgore, the former owner of Shun's Designs.
Pakistan Shuns Physicist Linked to 'God Particle'.
Share Pakistan shuns prize-winning physicist linked to 'God particle' because of religious beliefs.
Shun Li and the Poet Io sono Li Andrea Segre, 2011 Italy Italian with English subtitles 96 minutes.
Macklemore & Lewis shun hip-hop stereotypes on their new album.
JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ fueled rumors their romance is back on by shunning a family dinner in favor of a fun evening playing arcade games.
House Republican leaders are shunning a bipartisan payroll tax cut bill approved by the Senate and want to write their own version.
Four-time Classic winners shun comparisons, respect each other's accomplishments.
He left behind flag-waving crowds on the streets of Myanmar, the once internationally shunned nation now showing democratic promise.
Six governors may shun stimulus.

In science:

Part II] Alg`ebre, syst`emes diff´erentiels et probl`emes d’´equivalence. [Algebra, differential systems and problems of equivalence] Second edition. ´Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, 1984. [CK6] Cheng, Shun-Jen; Kac, V. A new N = 6 superconformal algebra.
How to realize Lie algebras by vector fields
Press, Beijing, 2002 Cheng, Shun-Jen; Kac, V., Addendum: “Generalized Spencer cohomology and filtered deformations of Zgraded Lie superalgebras” [Adv.
Simple Lie superalgebras and nonintegrable distributions in characteristic p
Cheng, Shun-Jen; Kac, V., Addendum: “Generalized Spencer cohomology and filtered deformations of Z-graded Lie superalgebras” [Adv.
Towards classification of simple finite dimensional modular Lie superalgebras
The quaternions, being noncommutative, are the eccentric cousin who is shunned at important family gatherings.
Random matrix theory and multivariate statistics
From our study using these special FCM model, FRM model and the special FCRM bimodel it is clear that the PWDs and the caretakers shun the usual schools attended by others. This was also evident from the fall in the educated PWDs employed in the 10 years from early 1990 to early 2000.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)