He attached no definite meaning to the word that I am aware of, but used it, like his own pretended Christian name, to affront mankind, and convey an idea of something savagely damaging.
I am surprised, Matthew, that you should expose me to the affront of interference.
He pretended that his Christian name was Dolge,—a clear Impossibility,—but he was a fellow of that obstinate disposition that I believe him to have been the prey of no delusion in this particular, but wilfully to have imposed that name upon the village as an affront to its understanding.
Startop, being a lively, bright young fellow, and Drummle being the exact opposite, the latter was always disposed to resent him as a direct personal affront.
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She considered anything but the very best manners to be an affront to her dignity.
Words without deeds is an affront to the principle that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values we as public servants claim to love.