Without giving too much away, her tale plays on audience prejudices regarding adopted children and scorned wives.
For 200 years, conservatives despised Paine and scorned his memory.
It was a complete turnaround from that series-opening scene four years ago, in which she was scorned and he disgraced.
Suppressed, banned, scorned—it seems to speak to something within the human mind (or soul, if you like) that is irrepressible.
In the scorned years, Pakistan would be demarched to death, and Washington would cut off all military and economic aid.
But I thought that was why you scorned the auto coming out to Cambridge—because you didn't wish to ride with Elinor.
He had been vanquished, cheated, scorned, shamefully flouted.
Altho they pined to succeed as play-makers, they scorned the trouble of mastering the methods of the theater.
He scorned a dedication, that misnomer for gratuitous advertising.
As for the machines themselves, they scorned the use of camouflage.
c.1200, a shortening of Old French escarn "mockery, derision, contempt," a common Romanic word (cf. Spanish escarnio, Italian scherno) of Germanic origin, from Proto-Germanic *skarnjan "mock, deride" (cf. Old High German skern "mockery, jest, sport," Middle High German scherzen "to jump with joy").
Probably influenced by Old French escorne "affront, disgrace," which is a back-formation from escorner, literally "to break off (someone's) horns," from Vulgar Latin *excornare (source of Italian scornare "treat with contempt"), from Latin ex- "without" (see ex-) + cornu "horn" (see horn (n.)).
c.1200, from Anglo-French, Old North French escarnir (Old French escharnir), from the source of scorn (n.). Cf. Old High German skernon, Middle Dutch schernen. Related: Scorned; scorning. Forms in Romanic languages influenced by confusion with Old French escorner "deprive of horns," hence "deprive of honor or ornament, disgrace."