(v. t.) To avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way of; to escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice.
(1) Although there are some circumstances in which it is sensible to privatise, there are many good reasons why wholesale privatisation should be shunned .
(2) They shun cost-benefit analysis but soak up aid money, saying Haiti's state is incompetent and corrupt.
(3) "I ask all Americans with a conscience to shun anything and everything to do with the murderous state of Georgia."
(4) Four months after she was artificially inseminated after shunning the attentions of her prospective mate, Yang Guang, Tian Tian appears to have lost her appetite and is showing signs of moodiness and "nesting" behaviour.
(5) Some male relatives shunned him, believing it shameful or that he might have been a willing participant.
(6) Jin said China would probably support economic measures but would shun security-related action such as signing up to the Proliferation Security Initiative.
(7) A study released in August by the nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund came to the rather interesting conclusion that if the so-called invincibles shun the new law, it will be because the plans cost more than they think they can afford and not because they feel that they are above needing healthcare coverage.
(8) Famously ascetic, teetotal and vegetarian, he meditates, practises yoga and shuns the trappings of office.
(9) Scotland remains the only country not to teach its own children its history, and the built heritage has been neglected, bulldozed or shunned by politicians fearing anything that might be construed as “too nationalistic”.
(10) They include: the impending introduction of free school meals for all infant pupils in England; the addition of cooking skills to the school curriculum; and last year's voluntary agreement on a clearer food-labelling scheme , although a number of major food producers have shunned it.
(11) He’ll face competition from Manchester City though with Pep Guardiola shunning a wealth of Barcelona and Bayern Munich stars and identifying the England man as his top transfer target during a meeting with City’s top brass in, er, Amsterdam.
(12) But it is also to do with a work culture that shuns initiative and rewards indolence.
(13) He shuns parliament, he rarely gives interviews, even to friendly media, and he runs away from reporters.
(14) Once raped, they are stigmatised or shunned by their own families and villages.
(15) Some progressives are still shunning the event, with reports both of white women feeling excluded by talk of race relations, and minority women citing privileged whites acknowledging too little, too late their struggle against chronic class and race discrimination.
(16) Kicking a tuft of grass and pretending not to notice they had shunned him.
(17) These can be done by refusing to pay tax, shunning all government functions as it will be an illegal government, and any meetings called by any minister and president, and – where possible – they must engage in simultaneous public demonstrations to express their anger and frustration."
(18) Choosing to help their neighbours to their own detriment over time is pretty refreshing to see.” For all that, some residents in low-income communities feel shunned by more affluent towns close by.
(19) It was widely assumed the Germany international would move on in January after being shunned by Mourinho at the start of the season but, as the manager now accepts, the player is the one in control.
(20) As we know, millions of voters shunned the heavy handed warnings from Downing Street and its remain campaign about the risk to 3m EU-linked jobs, tax rises and savage spending cuts.
(imp. & p. p.) of Spin
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(1) Many elements of the set had been spun out of background glimpses from the film, references you'd only register after an unhealthy number of viewings.
(2) CheY reduced the bias (the fraction of time that cells spun counterclockwise) in either case.
(3) SPUN surveillance may prove too costly to be practical for general application, but it can serve as a means to identify needy children and estimate the prevalence of undernutrition in specific high-risk populations.
(4) Time Inc, the largest magazine publisher in the US with titles including Time, Sports Illustrated and Marie Claire, was spun off last month as a corporate manoeuvre to protect Time Warner from the continuing decline in the publishing sector.
(5) Clinton’s decision to drive rather than fly to Iowa, a highly unusual move for a presidential candidate – and one that does not come without risks – is being spun by her campaign as an idea that Clinton casually came up with herself.
(6) If any of them is neglected or isolated from the rest, the whole will be impoverished-the student will suffocate in disconnected, empirical facts; fanciful theories will be spun from tenuous evidence; well established theory will be neglected by the practitioner; the best-intentioned schemes will have disastrous long-term consequences.
(7) And that it spun from there into something much, much more violent.
(8) Peripheral venous spun hematocrit was measured between 2 and 4 hours of age.
(9) However, when the intracellular pH was lowered to 6.6 or below, envelopes that spun CW stopped rotating, while envelopes that spun CCW continued to rotate.
(10) The challenger bank, which spun out of Lloyds Banking Group and floated in June, is attempting to expand its loan book to match its cost base, but analysts fear this could hit its margins.
(11) However, whether or not she realised it at the time, Denise was also at the centre of an increasingly sophisticated web being spun by lawyers and aides on her husband's payroll.
(12) While all my other questions have been answered, albeit halfheartedly, this one was not fudged or spun or mangled, but simply ignored.
(13) Peripheral swelling was less than central for both lathe cut- and spun cast-type lenses.
(14) The enzymatic in-vitro-hydrolysis results altogether in a comparable availability of the amino acids between spun protein fibers and sunflower seed globulin isolates.
(15) But the gun laws themselves are just the collateral damage of a spun-out legislature that has become one of the most successful case studies for ALEC's push to enact pro-business, pro-conservative legislation across the country.
(16) The TSB prospectus shows that Lloyds is also helping the newly spun-off bank - which has been back on the high streets since September - to become more profitable by handing over an extra £3.4bn of loans, which are expected to generate £230m of additional profit by 2017.
(17) Oxygen-contaminated, melt-spun, binary Ti-Si alloys have been examined by using transmission electron microscopy.
(18) How Richard Spencer's home town weathered a neo-Nazi 'troll storm' Read more The Daily Stormer, which takes a millennial, meme-driven approach to racism, misogyny and virulent antisemitism, also spun-off 31 active “real-life, on-the-ground clubs” across the country, the law center analysts found.
(19) Details of this rapidly developing international incident remain contested, with the oppressors (the young ladies) telling a slightly different tale to that being spun by the victim (Fifa).
(20) In October 2004, The Pirate Bay was spun off from the Piratbyrån.